What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may contribute to poor indoor air quality in your Canada residence.

This includes:

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

Though they are typically more efficient, modern homes don’t have fresh air the way older homes do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep inside air in and exterior air out. This provides more energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can create contaminants accumulating inside.

In these circumstances, a whole-house ventilation system is advised. Ventilation systems exchange dirty inside air for fresher exterior air without giving up energy savings.