What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may contribute to bad indoor air quality in your Longmont residence.

This includes:

  • Compounds in [carpeting, furniture and drapery that give off fumes
  • Cleaning products
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are usually more efficient, updated homes don’t have fresh air the way older houses do. Secure weather stripping and storm doors keep indoor air in and exterior air out. This gives more energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can trigger contaminants building up indoors.

In these circumstances, a whole-house ventilation system is recommended. Ventilation systems replace contaminated indoor air for cleaner exterior air without compromising energy savings.