We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Can Dust Buildup in the Home Really Harm Your Health?
Anytime you see dust buildup in your home, you’re looking at a collection of potential biohazards. Dust can contain a number of offensive particles, including dust mites, animal dander, dead skin cells, pollen, food debris and chemical residues. Depending on your health and particular sensitivities, dust can end up harming you more than others.
In most households, the most visible basis of dust is lint from various fabrics. If you have carpeting and a lot of upholstered furniture, your home’s dust load will be higher than one with hard surface flooring and limited amounts of fabrics. Any fur or feather bearing pets can add debris to your air.
People constantly shed skin cells and hair that can attract dust mites, whose waste is a major indoor allergy trigger, along with pollen and chemical residuals from products you use outdoors. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released by items made from hydrocarbons, including new furniture, paint, common cleaning supplies, air fresheners and cosmetics.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Springdale, Arkansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about managing dust buildup and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.