About 90% of our time is spent indoors, which means that indoor air quality is a significant concern. According to some studies, indoor air can be 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) said that a person receives about 72% of their chemical exposure inside their homes.
Fortunately, improving the quality of air inside your home is much easier today than ever before. Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle, the top name in window replacement in Bellevue, Seattle and the surrounding area, shares what you need to know about indoor air quality (IAQ) for your home.
The Role of Ventilation
First, check if your home has adequate ventilation. With proper ventilation, your home will enjoy better air quality. This will also help you prevent different problems related to poor indoor air, from drafts to mold growth.
One proven way to improve air quality is to have houseplants in your home. Plants can act as an air purifier. Some plants can even absorb toxins. Moreover, refrain from using products that contain toxic chemicals. It helps to check GREENGUARD by UL Environment, to help you identify products and materials with low chemical emissions.
Another effective way to improve the air you breathe is to keep pollutants out. You can do this by contacting Renewal by Andersen of Seattle. We install window replacements that utilize High Performance™ Low-E4® glass, along with our Fibrex® frame and sash material. These features assure that your double hung windows for your Bellevue or Seattle home are weather-tight, keeping harmful pollutants out. Moreover, you will enjoy lower heating and cooling bills.
Renewal by Andersen and Andersen Corporation, our parent company, have also received the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold ™ certification. This shows that our products have passed the strictest indoor air emission standard.
With Renewal by Andersen of Seattle, you can customize the replacement windows of your choice to ensure better indoor air quality. Our extensive range of window types and finishes allows you to have the type of window that will complement your home’s existing architecture.
Talk to us today about improving the quality of air inside your home. Contact Renewal by Andersen of Seattle at (206) 777-0954 for a free in-home consultation.