Most home improvement projects aim to boost curb appeal, fix problems or improve energy efficiency. Improving your home’s indoor air quality, however, is another important reason to remodel your home. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, the replacement windows specialist, answers some frequently asked questions about indoor air quality:
Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?
We spend the majority of our time indoors, so we need to be careful about the air we breathe. Problems with ventilation can lead to a concentration of indoor air pollutants. These pollutants can aggravate existing health problems and make your interior feel uncomfortable.
What Kinds of Health Problems Does Poor Indoor Air Quality Cause?
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are typically emitted by building materials and other chemicals. VOCs can cause throat, eye and nose irritation among other problems. Mold spores are also a problem because they can trigger asthma and allergies. We recommend opening a casement or double-hung window to keep fresh air circulating and prevent the concentration of air pollutants.
How Can We Improve Indoor Air Quality?
Regular ventilation and source control can improve your home’s indoor air quality. Locate and remove the sources of VOCs within your home and make sure that your interior receives plenty of fresh air. Mechanical ventilation works, but you can also use natural ventilation. This involves opening your windows when the weather is nice and letting fresh air into your home. Fortunately, we offer screens with our operable windows to help you with this. The screens will prevent insects and airborne debris from entering your home.
Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee can make and install high-quality picture windows, casement windows, double-hung windows and more. Our operable window types can help you create a healthier home by improving natural ventilation. Our replacement windows also don’t emit any harmful VOCs.
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