What causes indoor air pollution?

Many common items may contribute to inferior indoor air quality in your the Niagara Region home.

This includes:

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

Though they are typically more efficient, modern homes don’t have fresh air the way older houses do. Secure weather stripping and storm doors keep indoor air in and exterior air out. This offers increased energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can create contaminants building up inside your home.

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is suggested. Ventilation systems replace dirty inside air for fresher outside air without giving up energy savings.