What causes indoor air pollution?

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

This includes:

  • Chemicals in [carpet, furniture and window treatments 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. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep inside air in and exterior air out. This gives increased energy savings, but the lowered exchange of outdoor and indoor air can cause particles accumulating inside.

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