It was a beautifully appointed Philadelphia Home For Sale that I was showing. As we entered the dining room, I dragged my finger gingerly across the smooth surface of the wooden dining table and without thought wrote my name in cursive through a thin layer of dust. “ Whoa! This place is really dusty.” I thought. How could this be? The home was seemingly immaculate in every way? This is a sign that the home’s air filter was due for a change.
Did you know that most people spend about 90% of their day inside? The quality of inside air then becomes a topic of importance. Changing your home’s air filter regularly can reduce your heating and cooling costs plus save your HVAC system from unnecessary damage due to dirt and improper maintenance. Clogged air filters are the #1 reason why home air systems fail. If a failing HVAC system is not enough to get you to Home Depot to buy a new air filter for a few bucks then maybe this is:
Dust can be made of the following delightful things:
In Average Homes
Dead skin cells
Dried dust mite feces and the remains of their dead corpses
Pollens, dander, and other allergens
In New Construction Homes
Chemicals from flooring and appliances
Homes with Pets
Do we really even need to go there?
Our tip is to change your home's air filter 2-3 times per year, not only to keep your home's air system functioning optimally but to keep you from breathing in the dead corpses of dust mites. May they rest in peace but not up our noses! Ew...