What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may cause poor indoor air quality in your Toronto residence.

This includes:

  • Compounds in [flooring, furniture and drapery that emit fumes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are typically more efficient, newer homes don’t have fresh air the way older homes do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep interior air in and outside air out. This offers higher energy savings, but the lowered exchange of outdoor and indoor air can trigger particles building up indoors.

When this happens, a whole-house ventilation system is suggested. Ventilation systems swap out dirty interior air for fresher outside air without giving up energy savings.