What causes indoor air pollution?

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

This includes:

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

Though they are usually more efficient, modern homes don’t ventilate the way older residences do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep inside 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 suggested. Ventilation systems replace dirty inside air for cleaner outside air without sacrificing energy savings.