How to Stop Dust From Getting in the Way of Energy Efficiency

October 10, 2017

You may think of dust as an unsightly hazard that adds to your weekly chores, but it’s a culprit in more than just your cleaning routine. Dust can have a major impact on energy efficiency in your Mobile, Alabama, home. Those tiny specks may seem harmless on their own, but gather enough and they can take a serious toll on your utility bill. Stop the dust in its tracks with these tricks.

Change Your Filter

How often do you come face-to-face with your HVAC filter? You should be checking it at least once a month and changing it at intervals no longer than three months. Unfortunately, this quick and simple task is often overlooked. If your filter isn’t getting regular changes, it can become clogged. This forces your system to work harder pulling air through, which ultimately diminishes your energy efficiency.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Your HVAC system needs annual maintenance to stay in prime condition. You should schedule one visit in the spring for your air conditioner and another in early fall for the heating system.

During this visit, our service technicians will thoroughly clean the unit from dust that can accumulate in those hard-to-see interior parts. If you let the dust build up here for too long, your system’s efficiency will plummet as your energy bills rise. A dirty system has to work harder to keep up with demands, while a clean one can operate easily.

Install an Air Cleaner

If you have a lot of dust in your home, an air cleaner can help. A product like the Performance Air Purifier PGAP stops up to 75 percent of irritants .30 microns in size or larger. An Infinity Air Purifier GAPA will trap as much as 95 percent of these airborne pathogens. This will keep the dust out of your HVAC system for better performance.

If you’re battling uncontrolled dust in your home, we can help. Give Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 251-476-3610 for an efficient indoor air quality solution.