Homes today are being made for greater energy efficiency. We are insulating more, sealing the homes with vapor barrier wraps, double weather stripping, heavy and more caulking or foam, and sealing around joints and cracks. So, today we have a better understanding of where leakage occurs. This knowledge has made the homes (new and remodeled) tighter. Yes, they are more energy efficient, but as a result, are trapping pollutants inside.
Formaldehyde, radon, household chemicals, odors off-gassing of carpets and furniture, and other volatile organic compounds (VOC's) cannot be exchanged for cleaner and fresher outdoor air. In fact, the EPA studies prove that concentrations of toxic pollutants can be up to 10 times greater inside homes than outside, even in our smoggiest cities.
At Ideal Air Services, we install whole-home ventilation systems that will dilute the trapped polluted air for better, healthier indoor air.