What causes indoor air pollution?

Many common items may contribute to poor indoor air quality in your Livermore home.

This includes:

  • Substances in [carpet, furniture and window treatments that let off fumes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are often more efficient, modern homes don’t breathe the way older houses do. Secure weather stripping and storm doors keep indoor air in and exterior air out. This provides increased energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can trigger pollutants accumulating inside.

In these circumstances, a whole-house ventilation system is advised. Ventilation systems swap out contaminated interior air for fresher outside air without giving up energy savings.