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A Tightly Sealed Home Can Trap Contaminants Indoors

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It makes sense to cut energy costs and help protect the environment by sealing a home against the cold air outside. But an energy-efficient home can trap airborne contaminants indoors. Mechanical ventilation will usually help, but choosing the right type of system makes all the difference in transforming an energy-efficient house into a Healthy Home.

from the IQ Air News Room:

On average, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, according to the U.S. EPA. In cold weather, that percentage increases.

Unfortunately, in most homes there’s a good chance the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is contributing to allergies, asthma and even the spread of influenza and the common cold.

In colder weather, fewer air changes between indoors and outdoors further compromises Indoor Air Quality. This is especially the case with energy-efficient homes.

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