Your AC’s thermostat has a secret power you didn’t know about: It can help dust your home. To tap into this power, do this: Right before you vacuum and dust your home, turn your thermostat’s fan setting to ON. We’ll explain exactly what this setting does and how it helps dust your home.
How the “ON” fan setting helps you dust your home
The fan setting on your thermostat controls the AC’s blower, which circulates air into your air conditioner and then back into your home. When set to AUTO, the blower turns on only when your home needs cooling. But when set to ON the blower circulates air constantly. This constant circulation is what you want when you are cleaning. This is because, as you start dusting or vacuuming, dust gets kicked into the air and sucked into the return vent, getting captured by the air conditioner’s air filter.
So, essentially, your air conditioner becomes your personal airborne dust catcher. Just make sure that when you’re done cleaning, you turn the fan setting back to AUTO. Leaving it set to ON would needlessly run up your electric bill. Also, make sure you check your AC’s air filter before and after you dust and vacuum. A filthy air filter won’t catch any dust and can actually damage your air conditioner.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at (407) 381-2120. We are here to help!