What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may contribute to poor indoor air quality in your Melbourne residence.

This includes:

  • Chemicals in [carpet, furniture and window treatments that let off fumes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are typically more efficient, modern homes don’t ventilate the way older homes do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep interior air in and exterior air out. This provides more energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can create particles accumulating indoors.

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is suggested. Ventilation systems replace polluted indoor air for more breathable outdoor air without giving up energy savings.

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