How Much Dust Is Really Going Into Your Lungs?

Stuffy nose? Breathing problems in your house or after waking up? Have you experienced heavy breathing, allergies, or even asthma?  The first impression would be just a regular cold and pop some Allegra, right? Wrong. You might want to ask yourself when was the last time you professionally cleaned your air conditioning vents.

Pollutants found in dust particles may be affecting your lungs short and long term. According to the National Institutes of Health, exposure to air pollution is the ninth leading risk factor for cardiopulmonary mortality. It usually affects children and the elderly population, which has also been shown to be more susceptible to inflammation and respiratory complications due to air pollution. 

Air particles will collect over time in your vents, along with any other bacteria, fungus, and pollutants you can imagine eventually moving into your lungs and possibly creating havoc in their function, which is providing oxygen to your brain and organs. Initial signs of an overdue AC vent cleaning are wheezing cough, or phlegm, especially in the morning or during the night. 

The good news is that long-term improvements in air quality have recently shown to result in statistically and clinically significant positive effects on lung function, meaning the ones you are really trying to take care of will be safe if you take matters into your own hands. You can start by getting some training or investigating how to do it yourself properly, key things to have in mind when trying to do this task yourself are:

  • Proper tools: Vacuum Cleaner, Brush, Screwdriver, Cleaning Cloths or Paper Towels, and Furnace Filter.
  • Duration: Depending on your house size from 3 to 4 hours if working alone.
  • Attitude: Be willing and patient.

The best way to ensure quality and safety is to hire a professional to take care of this for you, luckily KAY Heating & Air Conditioning offers residential air conditioning vents cleaning in Greensboro with the most effective air cleaners and purifiers on the market. We can even install a whole-house air cleaning system that protects your family from disease and colds by removing or killing pathogens, germs, and bacteria from your home’s AC. 

KAY Heating & Air Conditioning can provide financing if needed; there is no task too big or too small for us. CONTACT ONE OF OUR PROFESSIONALS TODAY