3 Red Flags Your Heating System is Making You Sick - Blue Frost Heating & Cooling

3 Red Flags Your Heating System is Making You Sick

Especially in a city like Chicago, heating systems are an extremely integral part to the safety and wellbeing of you and your family. While your heating system is hard at work this fall and winter, did you consider that it could be contributing negatively to your overall well-being? If your heating system isn’t working as efficiently as you need it to, it could have a domino effect on your health, leading to the need for furnace repair in Elgin and surrounding areas.

Here’s what you should be mindful of this season…

Recycled Air Particles

Ensuring your home is properly sealed can help keep your monthly energy bills low and affordable and keep energy efficiency high. However, well-sealed homes prevent another issue: a lack of fresh air particles. This means that any dirty or damaging particles such as pet dander, mold, or other bacteria can easily circulate throughout your home.

To combat this, we recommend investing in an air cleaning system to help ensure your air is clean and filtered.

The Concern of Carbon Monoxide

Another potential concern to consider is carbon monoxide. Some heating systems may be releasing small amounts of carbon monoxide throughout your home which is highly toxic. Because carbon monoxide is odorless and clear, it can be difficult to determine whether or not it is present in your home until you are suffering from the consequences.

Make sure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector on hand to warn you if your heating system is circulating harmful carbon monoxide particles.

Excess Humidity

Finally, humidity also undoubtedly plays a role in your health during the winter. Heating systems typically make your home dry which can cause issues with your throat, skin, nose, eyes & respiratory system. Finding the ideal balance through a humidification system can reduce the damage.

Contact Blue Frost for More Information

Health has never been such a prominent topic in the world, so now is the perfect time to take action. If you’re interested in learning more about our air cleaning or purification systems, please reach out to our team at Blue Frost Heating & Cooling today.

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