Why Does My Home Get So Dusty?

Posted: July 7, 2021

House dust can make us feel miserable, causing everything from sneezing to itchy skin and watery eyes. How can tiny specks of dust exert so much power over us? Consider this:

  • house dust is a mix of potentially allergenic materials and may contain fibers from fabrics, cotton lint, feathers, pet dander, bacteria, mold and fungus spores, food particles, and bits of plants and insects. And let’s not forget microscopic dust mites!
  • the average six-room house collects about 40 pounds of dust a year.

In most cases, this problem—as well the presence of airborne allergens, viruses/bacteria and mold/mildew –can be traced to leaky ductwork. If you have a leak, your return ductwork (which takes the air inside your home back to your heating or cooling system) will draw air from places like garages, attics and crawl spaces. This can result in:

  • dust, mold and mildew spores being circulated throughout your home
  • a loss of as much as 40% of the heated or cooled air moving through your home – this forces your system to work harder, and you end up paying more.

One symptom of leaking ducts is a whistling noise because the airflow is not balanced.

Contact Us for a FREE Duct Leakage Inspection

We can do a thorough inspection of your duct system to identify problem areas. We can then seal any leaks we find with Aeroseal, a proven method to stop ducts from leaking and ensure a healthier environment for your home. Read more.

Sealing your duct work can also save you up to 30% on your energy bills. Besides gaining significant energy savings, a well-sealed duct system will result in a more comfortable home. Well-sealed ductwork reduces allergens by ensuring that all conditioned air passes through filters. Sealed ducts also improve air circulation so temperatures are more even. Uneven temperatures are another common complaint in homes where there are significant duct leaks.

Please contact us today to request your free duct leakage inspection.