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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 18 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time sharing his passion for soccer with his kids and enjoys watching them at soccer practice and games.

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Ways Dust Affects Your Indoor Air Quality

Damien McCusker

Your home’s indoor air quality can be affected by a variety of irritants such as dust, mold, and chemicals. Among these irritants, dust is very common in households, which may make it seem rather harmless. However, dust and the associated dust mites can greatly reduce your home's air quality. Current research shows that bad indoor air quality can have an adverse effect on your health, especially if you suffer from any upper respiratory-related ailments such as asthma.

How Dust Impacts Indoor Air Quality

Dust is a pervasive thing and can be found in many different places throughout your home. Common areas where dust collection occurs includes fabrics, carpets, bedding, rugs, surfaces, and other areas throughout your home. Dust reduces indoor air quality due to the presence of dust mites. These small arachnids are invisible to the eye but can be found in the same areas where dust collects. Many people have dust mite allergies which can cause symptoms similar to a cold such as a runny nose, coughing and sneezing. In asthma sufferers, more severe symptoms such as chest tightness and difficulty breathing can occur if exposed to dust mites.

How Regular Maintenance Can Improve Air Quality

Your home’s HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system if not properly maintained can easily spread dust around your home reducing air quality. Standard maintenance, filter replacement, and duct cleaning not only increases the life of your home’s air unit it also reduces the spread of dust throughout your home.

As the above information shows dust has a noticeable and negative impact on your home’s air quality. If your HVAC system is not properly filtering dust, contact Arpi's Industries today. Proudly serving residents of Calgary, Alberta, Arpi's Industries can help keep your HVAC running smoothly and improve the quality of your home’s air.

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