Most of our exposure to environmental pollutants actually occurs when we breathe indoor air. In fact, the air inside homes, offices, or schools can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. This is alarming, as most people spend up 90 percent of their time within walls.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the average person receives 72 percent chemical exposure at home, the place we consider the safest in terms of potentially harmful pollutants. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas, your premier company for replacement windows in Wichita, discusses the things that contribute to poor indoor air quality, and suggests a lasting solution.
The primary source of indoor exposure to airborne pollutants is products inside the home. These include furniture, building materials, and other home and office products. All of these emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particles into the air, which can subject you to a variety of health risks. You can deal with this by choosing products that exceed the strict standards of ENERGY STAR. Just look for the blue and white label, which ensures that the product is both safe and eco-friendly.
If your home has moisture problems, mold can form within your walls. This is another contributor to poor indoor air quality, as mold also emits thousands of VOCs. This in turn, leaves you open to a variety of respiratory problems. One good way to prevent this is solving the cause of your home’s moisture problems. Seal gaps and cracks around your window or doorframes, or make sure that your gutters aren’t congested.
- Poor Ventilation
Whether at school, home, or at the office, many people spend time in tightly sealed and insulated buildings. The HVAC system of these buildings prevents infiltration of outdoor air, while re-circulating already conditioned air. The best solution is installing replacement windows that allow access to plenty of healthy natural air.
Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas is the excellent home improvement company that homeowners trust for quality window replacement in Wichita, KS. With our wide selection of window styles, we’ll help you improve your home’s indoor air quality. Choose our casement, double-hung, or gliding windows to ensure a healthy, natural, and refreshing breeze in your living spaces.
We also use our exclusive Fibrex® composite for our windows’ frames. This energy-saving material combines the durability and strength of wood with the low maintenance features of vinyl. It maintains an airtight seal that prevents moisture from entering your home. With Fibrex, you won’t have to worry about mold and mildew growth.
Expect healthier and safer indoor air for your home, when you turn to us. Call us today at (855) 871-9140 for a free estimate.