Many people spend the majority of their time indoors. According to a recent study, most of us spend 90% of our lives indoors where harmful chemicals can enter via off-gassing. This eventually causes some health issues, as recent studies also indicate that indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Essentially, poor indoor air quality is among the top five health hazards nationwide.
Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, the most trusted provider of replacement windows in Waukesha and the surrounding areas, discusses the top causes of poor indoor air quality in your home.
What causes poor indoor air quality?
Several factors affect the quality of your indoor atmosphere. Moisture problems, for one, can cause mold growth, which can result in the dispersal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Other household products and furniture can also emit harmful VOCs .These chemicals cause numerous health effects, such as eye, nose, and throat irritation, nausea, and damage to the nervous system.
Poor ventilation is also one of the causes of poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed rooms block the entrance of unconditioned air from the outdoors while keeping in the air produced by HVAC systems. This is extremely harmful, as hazardous chemicals may also be present in conditioned air.
How can our windows help?
Fortunately, you can take action to improve your indoor air quality. One of the most effective ways is by getting replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee. Along with our parent company, Andersen Corporation, we are the only recipients of the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold™ certification. This is the strictest indoor air emission standard in the country.
Aside from this recognition, we also take pride in the quality and design of our windows. We are the premier contractor for lovely and efficient casement, picture, and double hung window in Waukesha, and the surrounding areas. Other window styles we provide are bow and bay, sliding, and specialty window.
Take the proactive step and install our replacement windows today to build a healthier home for your family. Call us today at (262) 522-1001 or fill out the request form to get started.