During the winter months, we tend to spend more time indoors. You may love curling up next to the fireplace with a good book, or you may feel pent up and ready for spring. Either way, you’re breathing more indoor air. So maybe it’s time you paid some attention to your indoor air quality, with a little help from CRNE’s Environmental Control.

Winter Indoor Air Quality

Many people don’t realize that dust, dirt, allergens, and other debris build up in your HVAC system. As you run your heater, these common irritants circulate through your home, affecting your indoor air quality and even your health. If you find yourself with allergic reactions (runny nose, itchy eyes, and so on), your indoor air quality could be the culprit.

The top two ways to improve your indoor air quality aren’t difficult, but they do take some intentionality. Two things you can do include:

  • Clean your HVAC air ducts regularly. Our experts recommend that you have your air ducts cleaned every five to seven years. If you recently moved into a home, you may also want to have it done to start with a clean slate. Our technicians will come in and remove all the dirt, dust, and debris with our specialized equipment. We also sanitize your system to prevent future mold growth.
  • Install a humidifier. Dry air affects your indoor air quality, resulting in dry, itchy skin or even higher heating bills (moist air tends to feel warmer than dry air). We can install a whole-house humidifier that can help your home at the proper moisture level to keep you comfortable and warm.

At CRNE’s Environmental Control, we can help you with both air duct cleaning and humidifier installation. We serve homeowners in and around Northbrook, Wheeling, Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove, and Palatine, IL. To find out more about improving your indoor air quality this winter, contact our staff today at (847) 272-3192.


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