What is the best way to get rid of dust?

  1. sasta10 profile image64
    sasta10posted 5 years ago

    What is the best way to get rid of dust?

    I suffer from allergy and dust in the house doesn't help.  Is there any way to reduce dust in the house?.  Any tips please!.

  2. greenhealthguru profile image67
    greenhealthguruposted 5 years ago

    Yes, there are a lot of great things you can do to get rid of dust. Air Purifiers are a great way to start.  The type of air purifier you use will depend on your needs.  Filtration systems suck the dust into a filter which eventually needs to be replaced.  Austin Air is probably one of the best filtration systems on the market for efficiency and costs.  Active Air Purifiers use ionization  and/or Electrostatic precipitators (ESP) to remove dust from the air.  ESP is generally expensive and inefficient.  Many systems using ionization are cheap and inefficient.  But some are very good at what they do.  These systems don't have filters, and they cause the dust to fall to the ground quickly.  The dust is no longer in the air, but it is on the surfaces in your house because it has been removed from the air and you will still need to clean it off the surfaces.  Vollara offers the best of what these types of air purifiers have to offer.  Another strategy for minimizing dust in the house is to regularly clean the air flow system that ventilates your home.  Many leave this untouched for years which allows dust to collect and mold and other bad stuff to grow.  Then when the air travels through, the dust, mold spores, and other stuff gets distributed in the air in your home.  Keeping it clean and putting a good air purifier in your duct system can greatly limit the dust flow into your home.  Also pay attention to how the ventilation system is designed.  Some homes in the north east have been found to ventilate the house from the basement.  That's a really bad idea because your bringing stagnant, moldy, dusty, polluted air into your home.  Also pay attention to air conditioners and heaters in your home.  Air conditioners are one  of the number one ways that bacteria get distributed into the air of your home.  Keeping these systems clean is very important.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Get rid of carpet, drapes and fabric furniture and have leather instead.  No pets as they kick up dust and bring it in from outside.  Have the house set up so there is not a lot of outside air flow, driveway paved and no dirt or gravel near the house (it creates dust).  Our house is horribly dusty, carpet, pets, gravel driveway...and it's awful. I wish you luck.