Cosmic dust also called extraterrestrial dust or space dust is dust that exists in outer space or has fallen on Earth. Most cosmic dust particles measure between a few molecules and 0.1 mm (100 micrometers). Larger particles are called meteoroids. Cosmic dust can be further distinguished by its astronomical location: intergalactic dust, interstellar dust, interplanetary dust (such as in the zodiacal cloud), and circumplanetary dust (such as in a planetary ring).
Dust is made of fine particles of solid matter. On Earth, it generally consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources such as soil lifted by wind (an aeolian process), volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes is composed of about 20–50% dead skin cells. The rest, and in offices, and other human environments is composed of small amounts of plant pollen, human hairs, animal fur, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, burnt meteorite particles, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment.
Particles are tiny substances measuring less than 100 microns in diameter. Indoor air can be filled with particles, some of which can be seen with the naked eye, such as dust and dirt. Others can only be seen with a microscope, such as bacteria and viruses, which typically measure only one micron or smaller in diameter. All of these airborne particles can have significant impacts on your family’s health and comfort.
Are there harmful particles in my home’s air?
Indoor air pollutant levels can be up to 100 times higher than outdoor levels.
Airborne pollutants include anything from larger particles like dust, pollen, and pet dander to nearly invisible particles like bacteria, mold, and chemical vapors.
Left unfiltered, these tiny particles can lead to health problems such as allergies. They can also aggravate asthma and other respiratory illnesses, causing damage to furniture, and flooring and creating unpleasant odors in your home.
How to rid your home’s air of harmful particles
Whole-home air filtration systems work with your heating and cooling system to capture harmful particles and prevent them from recirculating through your home’s air. The Healthy Climate® HEPA bypass filtration system is 99.97% efficient at removing particles and bioaerosols down to 0.3 microns in size.
How to save money with a programmable thermostat
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save as much as 10% on your home heating and cooling costs each year, simply by adjusting your thermostat 7–10 degrees from its normal setting for eight hours a day. For example, if you normally keep the house at 74 degrees, you could program your thermostat to turn the temperature down to 67 degrees at night, since cooler temperatures are more conducive to sleep.
Rain, snow, ice, all weather elements may create quite a bit of mess around your AC. Flying pieces of trash can lodge themselves inside your AC system. Simple inspections around your AC system and clearing of debris and smaller elements can go long way in preventing any possible issues.
Dragon Air Services is a family-owned business located in the heart of Plano. We specialize in residential Air Conditioning and Heating repairs, Air Conditioning, and Heating replacements, and Air conditioning and Heating service. Our expert technicians pride themselves on providing honest diagnostics so our customers can make educated decisions on what’s best for them. If you are in need of replacing an HVAC unit in Dallas, Plano or surrounding cities call us today at 214-790-9872 to schedule an appointment.
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