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Old 05-16-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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I seem to have a major dust problem in my house. I did not realize it was THAT bad until I decided to use a fan for the first time today. Dust bunnies flying everywhere. I don't even know where they come from. I vacuum almost every day, but I just can't keep up with the amount of dust that collects on furniture and other surfaces. I do have a cat, but she is short haired. It's not so much cat hair that I find, but actual dust, and dust bunnies. I have all hardwood floors.

Would an air purifier work? What are things to look for when buying one?

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Demo & construction creates a lot of dust too
Takes a while to vac it all up

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I think my roomba helps alot in keeping dust down.
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The human body sheds nine POUNDS of skin (dust) a year.

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The human body sheds nine POUNDS of skin (dust) a year.

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The human body sheds nine POUNDS of skin (dust) a year.

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That's always good to know LOL.

I've been wondering, would a box fan / filter contraption help catch a big portion of the dust? I was thinking, something like the attached picture. I could use a furnace blower and furnace filters, maybe even go multi stage. I could also mount the filter horizontal and have 4 intakes on 4 sides of the box. I could make this contraption somewhat portable and just bring it from room to room. Think this would work ok?
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It sure would! I do something similar....

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Beside dust coming from our pets and ourselves, open windows allow more dust to come into our homes!

My wife suffers from lung disease and dry dusty air makes it really hard to breath.

We had a HRV (heat recovery ventilator) installed and it makes such a difference.
This machine has a special filter built in (HEPA) that filters the incoming air, and exhausts stale, dust laden air, outside!

There is no easy solution to having clean air! However, HEPA filters are very effective in most situations!
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Do you have carpet or wood? My fiance and I are both allergic to dust and going from a carpeted household to 100% wood or tile house made a huge difference. I LOVE vacuuming a wood floor - love it!
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Do you have carpet or wood? My fiance and I are both allergic to dust and going from a carpeted household to 100% wood or tile house made a huge difference. I LOVE vacuuming a wood floor - love it!
I just finished removing the last of the carpet! Yuk! Its hard to believe all the crap that is in old carpet! Terrible!
Its hardwood for me!
Don't buy Chinese flooring! I found German flooring is good!
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When I had my AC/Heating ducts cleaned out I noticed that afterwards there seemed to be MUCH less dust around the house in general. The amount of dust and crap that was cleaned out of the ducts was mind boggling and to think that everytime I turned on the air this stuff was blowing around. Nasty!
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When I had my AC/Heating ducts cleaned out I noticed that afterwards there seemed to be MUCH less dust around the house in general. The amount of dust and crap that was cleaned out of the ducts was mind boggling and to think that everytime I turned on the air this stuff was blowing around. Nasty!
Good point! Especially if you own pets!

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