Dust: it follows many of us around like the plague, but where does dust come from? It's made up of a variety of things, such as blowing dirt, bacteria, pollen, pollutants, pet hair, decomposing insects, dryer lint, insulation, and mostly, skin flakes that humans shed.
Contrary to popular belief, the source of most of the dust in our home comes from the great outdoors and not dead skin cells or pets. However, both you and Fido are responsible for some of the blame.
An environmental study conducted by the University of Arizona found that 60% of the dust that gets into our homes enters via airborne particles and tracked in soil. The study also concluded that the lead and arsenic in homes usually comes from soil and outside air. This can then collect on objects in your home, such as furniture and toys. So if you do notice dust gathering in your children's play area, be sure to clean frequently, as young children often put toys into their mouths.
One of the best ways to improve the quality of air in your home is to remove those contaminants by installing an air filtering or air purification system. If the ductwork in your home uses either a filter or purifier, it's important to replace and/or clean them on a regular basis so the system can do its job effectively.
At John's, we have a team of air cleaner specialists that operate in Tempe, AZ and the neighboring East Valley communities. It's vital to schedule regular maintenance checkups to ensure that your air cleaner doesn't obstruct the balance of air in your home and reduce the effectiveness of your air conditioning system. There may come a time when your air cleaning system needs to be replaced and our specialists will work with you every step of the way to find a system that works for your home and budget.