Sustainable Window Replacement: Indoor Air Quality & Related Health Hazards
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce the risk of indoor health concerns.
We open our windows whenever we want fresh air to to circulate throughout our homes. While it is a good way to ventilate the inside air, it is never certain that the air inside is safe to breathe. The quality of air indoors is compromised due to a number of outliers, from structural risks and substandard building materials, to lack of ventilation. One common cause of this is the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from paint on walls and ceiling, furniture, carpets, detergents, smoke and other indoor materials. VOCs are a health hazard, putting people at risk of poisoning, asthma and cancer.
Renewal by Andersen and its parent company, Andersen Corporation, are the only window companies to receive scs Indoor AdvantageTM Gold certification. Find out what that means by watching our video below.
The Environmental Protection Agency states that poor indoor quality is one of the top five health hazards in the country. The risk to our health is even greater knowing that most of our lives are spent indoors. Renewal by Andersen® understands this challenge, which is why the replacement windows and patio doors that we have to offer utilize responsibly manufactured products.
Renewal by Andersen® windows and patio doors meet the strictest indoor emission standard in the U.S. Turn your home into a healthy one through a sustainable window replacement. Trust Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix, AZ as your window replacement contractor today!