What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday items may cause inferior indoor air quality in your house.

This includes:

  • Substances in [carpeting, furniture and drapery that let off fumes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are typically more efficient, modern homes don’t breathe the way older residences do. Snug weather stripping and storm doors keep inside air in and exterior air out. This provides more energy savings, but the limited exchange of outdoor and indoor air can trigger contaminants increasing inside your home.

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is advised. Ventilation systems swap out contaminated inside air for fresher exterior air without sacrificing energy savings.