Owning a home in the southwestern United States comes with its own unique challenges, one being the need to take precautions against dust storms. Essentially, there are two primary threats of a dust storm to be aware of: strong winds and intrusive dust particles. You want to be sure your home is effectively sealed off from both to help stave off damage.
Check Your Windows & Doors
Dust storms tend to occur in the summer, when you’ll likely already have your windows and doors closed for climate control. However, if you like your fresh air and enjoy an open window or two, take a moment to ensure that all windows and doors are tightly closed when under threat of a dust storm. Heavy winds that find their way inside your home can cause chaos and widespread damage.
Turn Off Your A/C
It’s understandable why you’d hesitate to switch off your A/C in the middle of summer when temperatures are at their highest, but it’s a good idea to do so if a dust storm approaches. If you leave the A/C running, dust particles can get sucked into your home, potentially damaging the system and causing health issues with you and your family.
A Company That Cares
At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we’ve been delivering exceptional home improvements to our valued customers throughout the southwest since 1989. If your home has aging windows and doors that allow air to leak through, and you’re concerned that they won’t offer much protection against a dust storm, we’d be happy to replace them with brand-new models. Our energy efficient windows and doors are built to last and will effectively seal your home, providing you with peace of mind knowing that they’ll hold strong through seasonal dust storms, year after year. To learn more, contact Dreamstyle Remodeling today.