You may not know it, but indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air by up to five times. By breathing in indoor air, you become exposed to pollutants brought by your day-to-day activities, as well as by the products and materials you use daily. In fact, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) says that a person receives approximately 72% of their chemical exposure at home.
As most people spend 90 % of their time at home, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major concern. Kroll Construction talks about what contributes to poor IAQ and the ways to improve the quality of air inside your home.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your home is receiving poor ventilation, get in touch with reputable window companies in Michigan. In a building that has poor ventilation, air that has already been cooled or heated is recirculated, which affects the IAQ negatively. In addition, poor ventilation can cause moisture problems, which in turn, lead to mold growth. Molds emit particulates and volatile organic compounds or VOCs that compromise indoor air quality.
Airborne particulates such as those coming from furnishings, building materials, and other household and office products also cause indoor air pollution. These can come from dirt and dust brought in from outdoors. Of all the culprits behind indoor air pollution, chemical emissions are deemed most harmful, as exposure to airborne chemicals can yield adverse health effects.
Ways to Improve IAQ
There is no better way to nurture the air your family breathes than by keeping pollutants out. Inspect your home, especially your windows and doors. On your next window replacement in Michigan, choose the kind of window that allows natural ventilation to minimize moisture. The right kind of window will also keep dust and other harmful pollutants out and the clean, breathable air in.
Hire a Professional
At Kroll Construction, we provide home additions and replacements that can help improve indoor air quality. We have an entire range of replacement windows that can be customized to help you meet your indoor air quality requirements. Our energy-efficient replacement windows from Alside will deliver superior thermal performance. Our insulated frames, double-pane or triple-pane glass packages and custom fitting do more than simply keep healthy air in; these also help lower your electric bills.
Call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out the form found on our website for a free in-home consultation today.