Poor Indoor Air Quality and Associated Health Hazards

Poor Indoor Air Quality and Associated Health Hazards

October 03, 2018

We open our windows whenever we want fresh air to enter our homes. While it is a good way to ventilate the indoors, it is never a guarantee that the air inside is safe to breathe. Read on to learn more about indoor air quality.

Sources of Poor Indoor Air Quality

The quality of air indoors is compromised because of various factors, from structural risks and substandard building materials, to lack of ventilation. One common cause of this is the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from paint on walls and ceiling, furniture, carpets, detergents, smoke and other indoor materials.

Also known as off-gassing, this is the slow evaporation of toxins from these materials into the air. Some products, in fact, continue to emit such compounds even after they have been used, installed or applied. This means that you continue to breathe these chemicals.. VOCs are a health hazard, putting people at risk of poisoning, asthma and cancer.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency states that poor indoor quality is one of the top five health hazards in the country. The risk to our health is even greater knowing that most of our lives are spent indoors. Renewal by Andersen®, a top window company, recognizes this challenge, which is why the windows and doors that we offer utilize responsibly manufactured products.

So, when you decide to adequately ventilate your home through windows installation, you can be sure that fresh air is all you breathe no matter what. Through natural ventilation, you lower the health risks associated with air pollutants inside your home.

Turn your home into a healthy one through a sustainable window replacement. Trust Renewal by Andersen Milwaukee as your window contractor. Give us a call at (262) 522-3034 or at our toll-free line, (877) 977-3639. You may also fill out our contact form to ask us about our replacement windows and to give you a FREE in-home consultation. We serve Wisconsin residents, particularly those in and around Milwaukee, WI.

Hear From Our Customers

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.

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.

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!!!

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