Does your home have excessive dust? In addition to the hassle of dealing with it there’s the effect it can have on Indoor Air Quality as well as those in the household who might have allergies, asthma or a sensitivity to dust.

Although it is just about impossible to completely eliminate dust from the home, you can address several sources and seriously decrease the amount indoors.

According to Energy Star, here are a couple things you can do:

  • Change or clean your furnace and aid conditioner filters once a month.
  • Inspect the clothes dryer vent and make sure it is securely attached to the dryer. It should also be clear of obstructions and free of holes.
  • Leave your shoes at the door. They can track outside debris in, greatly contributing to dust build up inside.
  • For the full list of precautions, see the Energy Star page on Dust.

    Credit: Energy Star