What causes indoor air pollution?

Many daily things may create bad indoor air quality in your Hillsborough residence.

This includes:

  • Compounds in [carpeting, furniture and window treatments that give off fumes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are often more efficient, modern homes don’t breathe the way older homes do. Snug weather stripping and storm doors keep indoor air in and outside air out. This provides higher energy savings, but the limited exchange of outdoor and indoor air can trigger pollutants accumulating inside.

When this happens, a whole-house ventilation system is advised. Ventilation systems replace polluted interior air for more breathable exterior air without giving up energy savings.