The next day, I had a team of professional ductwork cleaners cleaning and sanitizing my ductwork
I knew my house was dusty. We lived in an area where the dirt roads were dirt roads. They didn’t do oil and chips during the spring, and the nearest pavement was three miles away on the state highway. All you had to do was have a light breeze, and the dust was in the house. My problem was that the dust was so bad, it was clinging to itself, and making it look like a mohair blanket on all my cupboards. The grease from cooking caused that mohair blanket to get an oil sheen to it, and I couldn’t clean it. I hired a professional cleaner to get rid of the dirt and dust, but they told me to call the HVAC company. If I had this much dust in the house, there could be a problem with the ductwork or the furnace themselves. I took their advice and called the HVAC company. I told them about the dust and the grease. When the HVAC technician arrived, he said that I needed a hood fan that would pull the grease outside instead of pushing it back into the air. He then checked the ductwork and asked when it had last been cleaned. I couldn’t tell him if the ductwork had ever been cleaned. The next day, I had a team of professional ductwork cleaners cleaning and sanitizing my ductwork. Lucky thing they were there, because they found some holes in the ductwork and could repair them while doing the ductwork cleaning. I still have dust in my house, but it smells cleaner, and the furniture isn’t sporting mohair blankets.