How did the quality of the air inside your home get so bad to begin with? Well, one of the main reasons that indoor air quality has begun to become such a big problem in recent years is that fact that modern homes are sealed up so tight to maximize energy efficiency of heating and air conditioning systems. With the proliferation of year round temperature control systems, people no longer have a need to open windows to let in fresh air.
In fact, it‘s in our best financial interests not to have any fresh air coming into the house at all. After all, we‘re paying to maintain the comfortable indoor environment and we don‘t want to let all of that temperature controlled air escape.
What that means, though, is that these sealed indoor environments that we‘ve created also keep all sorts of air contaminants sealed in. Without anywhere else to go, these particles continue to circulate throughout the house, causing all sorts of breathing problems and allergic reactions. They sources could be anything from smoke odors, carpeting, plywood glue, to pollen and pet dander. Whatever they are, you need to find a way to get rid of them.