Fresh Air

Appears in the January 2021 issue.

Hand-washing, social distancing, masks—check. But Erika Lacroix, president of EZ Breathe, wants our homes to be healthier, too.

Can a home ventilation system reduce infection risk?
Yes. Indoor air quality experts developed our product to reduce up to 85 percent of airborne pollutants.

Do certain homes need the system more than others?
Older homes have years of toxic buildup, and basements and crawl spaces are the biggest contributors. And all the toxins in the building process—varnish, paint, epoxy—get trapped in new homes.

What’s the cost of EZ Breathe?
Custom solutions range from $1,500 to $3,200, plus install, at Everdry Waterproofing (, a Downers Grove dealer of EZ Breathe systems.

Illustration by Kevin Sterjo