What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may contribute to bad indoor air quality in your Winnipeg home.

This includes:

  • Substances in [flooring, furniture and drapery that give off fumes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are usually more efficient, updated homes don’t have fresh air the way older houses do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep interior air in and exterior air out. This gives higher energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can cause pollutants building up indoors.

When this happens, a whole-house ventilation system is advised. Ventilation systems swap out dirty inside air for cleaner outside air without sacrificing energy savings.

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