What causes indoor air pollution?

Many common items may cause poor indoor air quality in your Oakville house.

This includes:

  • Chemicals in carpeting, furniture and drapes that give off fumes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are typically more efficient, modern homes don’t breathe the way older residences do. Snug weather stripping and storm doors keep interior air in and outside air out. This gives higher energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can create contaminants building up inside.

When this happens, a whole-house ventilation system is recommended. Ventilation systems exchange contaminated interior air for cleaner outside air without compromising energy savings.