What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may create poor indoor air quality in your Charleston residence.

This includes:

  • Chemicals in [carpet, furniture and drapery that let off fumes
  • Cleaning products
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are often more efficient, newer homes don’t ventilate the way older homes do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep inside air in and outside air out. This offers increased energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can create particles accumulating inside.

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is suggested. Ventilation systems exchange polluted interior air for fresher outdoor air without giving up energy savings.