On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:12:18 AM UTC-4, A K wrote:
What kind of dwelling? (single-family, multi-unit?)
Age of structure?
Do you keep your windows open or closed, typically?
What kind of air filters?
How often is "change AC filters often"?
Is ductwork well sealed?
Does the ductwork run through a dusty space like an attic?
Street shoes worn in house?
I'm sure I've forgotten quite a few and others here will ask
Agreed. There are many variables to consider when determining causes of
dust penetration. But in a general scenario, exhaust fans in various
room windows or a whole house fan would remove much dust and airborne
On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:16:40 AM UTC-4, Cindy Hamilton wrote:
That's an important one, but maybe not so easy to fix. Some furnaces
just have a spot for a skinny filter. With the right filter housing
you can put in a 4" thick pleated one that traps smaller particles.
Using a good vacuum that filters properly? I have central, which is even
better, and dust that gets by and odors go outside.
Two dogs. Soil that is mostly clay. I gave up and hired a weekly
cleaning service. Much less dust now. (I also have three air cleaners
in different rooms. They did not keep up with the dogs.)
An ion air cleaner, I found, is not very effective on dust. One of my
filters is a large Honeywell that I got at Home Depot. Looks like a
barrel cut down to half height. This one has activated-charcoal
pre-filters wrapped around paper filters. When the "clean" light goes
on, I remove the prefilters and beat them against my chain link fence.
Make sure the wind is blowing away from you <grin>. The paper filter I
vacuum with the brush accessory. I have not had the "replace filter"
light come on ever in five years.
Someone who thinks logically provides
a nice contrast to the real world.
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