A most pressing environmental challenge in America is poor indoor air quality. In fact, it’s among the top five health hazards in the country.
Considering the detrimental effects of indoor air pollution, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City recommends these factors when buying replacement windows:
How Does Fresh Indoor Air Get Polluted?
Indoor air pollution happens when certain particles and gases contaminate the air you breathe inside your home. In the city, smog and car emissions from the outside can come in and pollute your indoor air. Smoking inside your home releases a variety of harmful chemicals to the air too.
Furthermore, certain heating appliances release carbon monoxide and even nitrogen dioxide to your indoor air. Wood stoves and fireplaces are the major offenders. Mold and mildew are notorious air pollutants too.
What Is The Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold™ Certification?
Did you know that building materials naturally release toxins when they evaporate over time? This process is called off-gassing. Silent and invisible, these chemicals may affect the quality of the air your family breathes night and day.
Renewal by Andersen as well as Andersen, our parent window company, are the only brands to receive the coveted SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification. This recognition means our products meet the strictest indoor air emission standard in the country. Moreover, our windows also pass the California Section 01350 Specification, which is one of the most stringent in the United States.
In short, our custom units can minimize the hazardous effects of off-gassing, keeping your indoor air fresh.
What Roles Natural Ventilation Plays?
In an area where the air is generally cleaner outside than in the inside, natural ventilation keeps indoor air quality in check. Like mechanical devices, well-designed bay, double-hung, sliding, and casement windows can let in clean drafts and expel stale indoor air. You just need to open them to cool and freshen up your rooms.
Apart from helping you choose the right units, we consider other key elements, like window location, to maximize your home’s natural ventilation.
Let us help you address your indoor air quality problems in Kansas City, MO, through our windows. Call Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City today at (913) 956-0887 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation at your most convenient day and time.