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Reducing Dust in Your Home

Dusting is one of those pesky house cleaning chores that needs to be done regularly. This is especially true in Edmonton and area. We live in a climate that requires us to keep the furnace on for the better part of the year. This keeps dust blowing continually, but there are some ways to help clean the air and reduce the amount of dust in our homes.

The first item that I have found makes a huge difference in our home is ensuring that we replace the furnace filter often. We have recently started buying the 3M Ultra Allergan Reduction Filter. These are it’s specs:

Best Performance

  • 3M Performance Rating = 1500
  • Meets the American Lung Association Health House Indoor Air Quality Guidelines


  • 90% of large allergens like mold spores and pet dander from the air passing through the filter
  • Microscopic Allergens like dust, smoke/smog particles, bacteria and particles that can carry viruses
  • No unnecessary antimicrobial chemicals added; Filtrete filtering material will not support the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew or fungi in normal use

After reading what it “Captures” I wondered what the quality of air we were breathing was like before switching filters. It has been almost 5 weeks since trying this new filter out and I have noticed a reduction in dust.

Tip number two: use a microfibre cloth or microfibre dusting mitt. We love the Norwex Enviro Cloth or Norwex Dusting Mitt. These cloths maintain a static charge that allows the dust to be contained in the material rather than spreading the dust in the air. The microfiber is 1/200th the size of a strand of human hair! That means it can clean and pick up a lot of dust.

Dust Removal

House cleaning definitely has an order to it. Dusting is one of the first things we like to do. Once we can remove the dust you can start to breathe easier.

Keeping life simple,


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