Your local weatherman reports the daily Air Quality Index because everybody knows how pollution can affect our health. And I recently posted a few pointers on how you can stop outdoor allergens like pollen from getting into your home.
But what about the quality of the air inside your home?
For example, if you have damp or wet spots in your house, you will probably get mold, a big contributor. And then there are chemicals emitted from household cleaners, paints, carpet, vinyl shower curtains and window blinds, tobacco, etc…the list goes on. Some of these are more hazardous than others, and some people are more sensitive to the affects of these.
Building materials like insulation, vinyl window frames, cabinets, and furniture made from certain pressed wood products, release chemicals in the form of gasses that get trapped into your home—and lungs—as well.
Ok, so what do you do? Everything you can; eliminate, control or reduce the sources of pollutants. Medline, an online service of the National Institutes of Health has great information on the prevention and screening of indoor air pollution.
If you’re remodeling job includes replacement windows, French doors, or sliding glass patio doors, you can be assured to know that Andersen doors and Renewal by Andersen bay, bow, casement, picture, awning and traditional double hung windows can contribute to a healthier living environment for you and your family.
Find out more about Andersen’s indoor air quality certification.
Andersen and Renewal by Andersen FIBREX windows and patio doors are the only brands to receive independent certification for the highest levels of indoor air quality. And I’m talking about the strictest indoor air emissions criteria. The most stringent standard that’s in place for use in elementary schools…in California.
So if you’re concerned about the quality of air inside your home, you’ll want to consider Andersen doors and windows for your next home improvement project.