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Poor Indoor Air Quality and Associated Health Hazards

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) 955-8400 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.

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