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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.