What causes indoor air pollution?

Many common things may cause bad indoor air quality in your Austin home.

This includes:

  • Compounds in [carpet, furniture and drapes that emit fumes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are usually more efficient, updated homes don’t ventilate the way older houses do. Secure weather stripping and storm doors keep indoor air in and outside air out. This offers higher energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can cause pollutants accumulating inside your home.

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is advised. Ventilation systems swap out dirty inside air for fresher exterior air without giving up energy savings.