What causes indoor air pollution?

Many daily items may contribute to inferior indoor air quality in your Hilton Head Island house.

This includes:

  • Compounds in [flooring, furniture and drapes that give off fumes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are usually more efficient, updated homes don’t have fresh air the way older houses do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep interior air in and outdoor air out. This gives higher energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can cause particles accumulating indoors.

When this occurs, a whole-house ventilation system is suggested. Ventilation systems swap out polluted inside air for cleaner outside air without sacrificing energy savings.