Today’s homes are tightly sealed and built with energy efficiency in mind. This type of construction is great for keeping your hot and cool air from seeping out of the house, but it traps all types of harmful pollutants and odors in your house that you may not realize. Fresh air ventilation is needed to help keep those harmful pollutants out of your home.
Proper ventilation can make your home healthier and more comfortable. When your heating and cooling system runs, it circulates all of the chemicals and pet odors as well; trapped air contains harmful chemicals that can threaten your family’s health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the concentration of pollutants can be up to 10 times greater inside your home than outside.
Common Household Contaminants
Commonly found contaminants in the home include:
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
These contaminants can lead to several health issues like the following:.
- Chronic winter illness
Not only do homes with insufficient fresh air ventilation see the above health issues increased, but we also see problems in the home itself including mold and moisture.