When I was a teenager I loved a good scary movie. There was a thrill that came with being terrified and having adrenaline racing through my body, but now that I am an adult I no longer care for them. Sadly, these days I can get the same terrifying feeling just by watching my children walk out of the door. The world has gone mad and nothing feels “safe” anymore, but that is a whole other topic that has nothing to do with a scary little fact that I have for you –
The average six room home circulates 40 pounds of dust through its HVAC system every year.
Did you read that right? 40 lbs people!!! Now that should make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, for sure. With dust being one of the main respiratory irritants for many people it is not something you want to have high concentrations of blowing through your home. When you think of it in terms of 40 lbs. it is easy to see why it is a contributing factor of so many health problems.
Dust is particularly dangerous for people who have asthma or suffer from allergies. When you have large quantities of pollutants in the air even perfectly healthy people can start having symptoms very similar to allergies and asthma. Unfortunately, dust is not the only thing those air ducts are collecting. They like to hoard all sorts of really lovely things like pollen, chemical residue, dust mites and oh my stars if a critter has ever pitter pattered its little feet through your vents I bet it did its business in there too. And you are breathing it.
Breathing low quality air is linked (through studies, of course) to all sorts of unfortunate things like insomnia, coughing, wheezing, cold and flu symptoms and skin and eye irritations. So if you just can’t seem to feel better no matter what you do, you may need to have your vents cleaned out.
A good duct cleaning job from a professional will remove large amounts of contamination from your vents that leads you to having low air quality. You may think this does not apply to you because you clean your home top to bottom every week, but it does, you still have harmful pollutants in ducts no matter how often you clean.
If you have questions about having your duct work cleaned or would like to schedule an appointment with Carmine’s today, give us a call at 203-791-8089. We are happy to walk you through our process for ridding your vents of their pretty scary hoarding problem.