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Deep cleaning is often associated with springtime, but winter is actually the perfect opportunity to do a major deep clean in your Northbrook, Illinois, home. Moving around helps keep you warm and active, plus there’s nothing like a clean, cozy house. Here are three tips for deep cleaning your home this winter.

Dust Thoroughly

Dust builds up year-round, but it can be especially heavy in winter when we spend the most time indoors. By removing dust from the surfaces of your home, especially areas around HVAC vents, you can help reduce the dust in your air and prevent much of it from getting into your home’s ductwork. Dusty ductwork can lead to poor indoor air quality and unpleasant smells. You might also consider installing an air purifier to help keep air quality levels high all year.

Floor Detailing

With winter comes salt. No matter how careful you are, you’re likely to track some in on your shoes, which can spell trouble for flooring. The best bet is to take off your shoes before coming inside, especially if you’ve walked in areas where salt has been applied. However, even that isn’t 100 percent effective. Spend extra time on your floors to help get rid of any salt that has made its way into the grooves of hardwood or tile flooring. A steam cleaner is a great way to bring life back into dirty carpet.

Appliance Check

Finally, check your appliances. We often forget about appliances we don’t use directly, particularly HVAC units. Replace your HVAC filter for improved airflow and better indoor air quality, as well as reduced strain on the unit itself.

Our experts at Ireland Heating & Air Conditioning can help make sure your home’s air is clean, rounding out your winter home deep cleaning. Give us a call at 847-388-0108 to discuss indoor air quality products that we carry.

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