Can an exhaust fan sucks out dust?

@modstar (9612)
Philippines
February 20, 2009 6:00pm CST
Well aside from heat in the roon, can the exhaust fan suck out dust too? I heard it can. Is the rumor true? If yes, then maybe i need one. I'm kind of allergic to dust.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Have you ever seen the dust that collects on the filter of your air conditioner? If so you will know that an exhaust fan can indeed suck dust out of the air. It probably won't remove it all though.
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Yeah, maybe only the dust near the exhaust fan.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I am not sure if an exhaust fan will do the trick but a air purifier will. I would assume that an exhaust fan may be able to get rid of some of the dust, but not all of it. There are many different types of air purifiers too!
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Hehe, maybe i should get rid of the road first. We live along the road so dust keeps getting in.
@Theresaaiza (10454)
• Australia
23 Apr 09
Airborne dust is possible to be sucked out and if they are near enough the exhaust fan. But for the dust that have settled, I don't think the exhaust fan can handle such task.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
I've heard asthmatic people needs an exhaust fan on their rooms so i guess it kind of suck out the dust.
@Theresaaiza (10454)
• Australia
24 Apr 09
well maybe but i hope it won't suck out the oxygen along!
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
21 Feb 09
You mean that your home is dusty? Yuck! LOL Where is the exhaust fan? If it's in a window, then whatever is blowing out will be replaced by what is coming in. If you have some kind of ventilation system, the filter would normally go where the air comes in. If you have no breathing issues, ionizers will help remove some of the particles from the air...but you would have to vaccuum them up.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
Moochie Stinks - but still cute lol! Our house is not a home without Moochie.
FedEx me the ionizers. lol!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Moochie is so cute...who's feet are in the picture? Is that perhaps you? Moochie probably wouldn't like an ionizer. It takes all the wonderful cooking smells that he likes so much right out of the air. IOnizers can be pretty fragile...maybe you better come and get it...lol
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
23 Apr 09
The fan will probably help some,but if you haven't already done so,you'd need to get tough on the dust still present in the house and on furniture..regular thorough cleaning of rugs,if not replacing them for wood flooring to prevent dust collection buildup,maybe getting a cyclonic vacuum cleaner as they're better at collecting existing dust...bag up pillows and cushions in a sealed plastic bag and freeze them to kill off dust mites that cause dust allergies..good luck!