What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may contribute to bad indoor air quality in your Calgary house.

This includes:

  • Compounds in [carpeting, furniture and drapery that let off fumes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are typically more efficient, newer homes don’t have fresh air the way older homes do. Snug weather stripping and storm doors keep inside air in and outdoor air out. This offers better energy savings, but the lowered exchange of outdoor and indoor air can cause pollutants accumulating inside your home.

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is recommended. Ventilation systems swap out polluted inside air for more breathable outside air without sacrificing energy savings.