What causes indoor air pollution?

Many common things may create inferior indoor air quality in your Gaithersburg home.

This includes:

  • Substances in [carpet, furniture and drapes that let off fumes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are usually more efficient, updated homes don’t have fresh air the way older houses do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep inside air in and outside air out. This offers increased energy savings, but the limited exchange of outdoor and indoor air can create particles accumulating indoors.

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is suggested. Ventilation systems replace contaminated indoor air for cleaner outside air without sacrificing energy savings.

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