What causes indoor air pollution?

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

This includes:

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

Though they are typically more efficient, updated homes don’t ventilate the way older homes do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep inside air in and exterior air out. This provides better energy savings, but the lowered exchange of outdoor and indoor air can cause contaminants accumulating inside your home.

In these circumstances, a whole-house ventilation system is suggested. Ventilation systems exchange contaminated inside air for cleaner outside air without giving up energy savings.

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