Did you know that the places we think are the safest are probably some of the most polluted? According to recent studies, indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. In fact, the Environment Protection Agency says that about 72% of our chemical exposure happens at home.
Poor indoor air quality can pose a great danger to our health. Some of the health issues we might experience are epistaxis or nose bleeding, sore throat, and rhinitis. In some cases, it can even lead to severe lung problems. To help enhance the air quality inside your home, Renewal by Andersen®, the leading provider of doors and windows in Lexington, KY, shares these tips:
Install New Patio Doors
Your patio door serves as a bridge that connects your living area to the great outdoors. As outdoor elements can easily enter your home, you need doors that have efficient locking systems to keep them out. At Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky, we offer patio doors made from top-quality wood materials, insulated glass, and durable hardware. These components make them reliable and weathertight for years to come.
Replace Drafty Windows
Investing in quality, energy-efficient sliding windows are one of the most effective ways to improve your indoor air quality. For starters, old windows tend to let in unwanted chemicals due to their vulnerable structure. Our replacement windows have topnotch seals and weatherstripping to prevent cold or warm air from entering. They also have Fibrex® frames and energy-saving glass that can improve their overall performance.
Keep Your Interior Clean
Another practical way to keep your indoor air clean and healthy is through proper maintenance. Volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, ethylene glycol, and formaldehyde could be present in your carpet cleaners, air sprays, and furniture. By cleaning your spaces regularly, you can maintain your indoor air freshness at all times.
Renewal by Andersen is a proud recipient of the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold™ certification. This means that our double-hung, sliding, casement, and picture windows all meet the strictest indoor air emission standard in the country. To get a FREE consultation with us, call us at (502) 716-7264 or (859) 629-4649 today. We’ll be happy to answer all your concerns about improving your indoor air quality.