Renewal by Andersen® Windows Improve Indoor Air Quality

Renewal by Andersen® Windows Improve Indoor Air Quality

September 07, 2015

Many people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, whether at home, school, or work. This is cause for health concern, as studies show that indoor air is actually up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 72 percent of chemical exposure received by the average person comes from inside the home.


Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, your trusted contractor for replacement windows in Waukesha, shares what contributes to poor indoor air quality in your home.

Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

  1. Mold–Moisture problems in your home can lead to indoor mold growth. This compromises air quality and leads to negative effects since mold emits volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulates. VOCs and particulates cause sensory irritation while causing respiratory, allergic, or immune effects to infants and children. Harmful health effects caused by these also include eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, nausea, and damage to the central nervous system.
  1. Chemicals –Furnishings and household products are the primary sources for airborne chemicals in your home. These also emit thousands of VOCs and particulates. Chemical emission is the most harmful cause of poor indoor air quality, and can result in a wide range of harmful health consequences as well.
  1. Poor Ventilation– Tightly sealed and insulated rooms also contribute to poor indoor air quality. Because these rooms keep out unconditioned outdoor air and the HVAC system only recirculates indoor air, it will negatively influence the health and comfort of people breathing it in.

Replacement Windows as an Effective Solution

Instead of living the rest of your life outdoors, consider getting replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee. We are the premier contractor for lovely and efficient window options, including picture windows in Waukesha, which can also improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Our wide selection of windows lowers VOC secretions in your home. Our Fibrex® frames do not require painting or preservative treatments that might cause chemical emissions—a primary reason for poor indoor air quality. With our casement, bay, bow, and picture window styles, you can combine good ventilation with energy savings.

Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee is committed to homeowner satisfaction and green living. We take pride in achieving the highest Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) recognition. This level of certification meets North America’s strictest criteria for indoor air emission.

With our replacement windows, we will ensure improved indoor air quality for your home. Call us today at (262) 522-3034 for a free estimate.

Hear From Our Customers

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

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