One of the functions of a
Tampa air conditioning unit, besides providing comfort, is its ability to help remove dust and
other particles from the air. By keeping dirt and other allergens in check,
AC systems work to improve the quality of the air your family is breathing.
However, dusting is still required, and many homeowners make the mistake
of first dusting the whole home and then vacuuming. Here are some tips
on how you can use your AC to keep your air clean and your home dust-free:
- Before starting to dust or vacuum, make sure the fan on your thermostat
is set to “ON.” Doing this ensures the blower stays on even
if the system isn’t actively heating or cooling. By sucking air
in through the vents, the blower will catch airborne dust, removing it
from the air your family is breathing.
- Dust higher level places first, like fan blades and high lamps. If you
wait to dust the higher areas, you might wind up sprinkling dust down
onto the lower sections of the home that have already been cleaned.
- After dusting the high areas, it’s time to start vacuuming. As you
vacuum, the agitator kicks up dust, which can be pulled in through the
vents to get caught in the filter. Doing this allows you to clean the
air in your home as you clean your floors. On the other hand, if you dust
everything before vacuuming, you will be undoing all your hard work.
- Next, dust everything else you didn’t dust before. Keep the AC’s
fan on for about 10-15 minutes after you finish dusting.
- After dusting, don’t forget to turn the fan setting back to “AUTO.”
The blower isn’t meant to be used constantly and doing so can run
up your electricity bill.
Improve Your Air Quality With Help From Del-Air
If you still feel like you are in a never-ending battle with dust, you
may have leaky ducts. Call Del-Air today to schedule an appointment with
one of our knowledgeable technicians. With more than 300 fully-stocked
trucks at the ready, we promise you won’t ever have to wait long
for service for your
Tampa air conditioning. Whether you need an emergency repair orbasic AC maintenance, Del-Air has you covered.