What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may contribute to poor indoor air quality in your San Antonio home.

This includes:

  • Compounds in [flooring, furniture and drapes that emit fumes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

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

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is advised. Ventilation systems exchange contaminated indoor air for fresher outside air without sacrificing energy savings.