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EXPERT Q AND A: THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Home remodeling projects usually aim to boost curb appeal, fix issues, or promote energy efficiency. Improving indoor air quality, however, is an another important reason to remodel. To help you underst and this concept better, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis answers some frequently asked questions about it.

Expert Q Importance Good Indoor Air Quality

Isn’t Indoor Air Supposed to be Cleaner?

Most people tend to think of outdoor conditions when they hear pollution. The truth is, indoor air can also be polluted. This is due to indoor air pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by common household items, spores from mold and mildew, and cigarette smoke. Given that most of us spend 90% of our time indoors, we are more vulnerable to its effects.

This is why we recommend investing in high-quality windows with eco-friendly materials. Our windows, for example, do not emit dangerous chemicals throughout their life span. They also ensure years of smooth operation, so you can keep them open whenever you need to.

What Kinds of Health Problems are Caused by Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Common mold spores have been known to trigger asthma and allergies, while VOCs are known to cause minor eye, nose, and throat irritation; hormonal disruption; and impacted reproductive health. For your next window and door replacement projects, make sure you turn to Renewal by Andersen. We can provide units that will stay durable and damage-free for years.

Why Is Indoor Air Not as Clean as It Should Be?

Poor ventilation is the main cause of concentrated indoor air pollutants. VOCs are present in many common indoor items: the paint used on the walls, aerosol sprays, and plastic items. Some of these items continue to emit VOCs years after purchase. Spores, on the other h and, are released by mold that grows in dark and moist areas, like attics and basements. Activities such as cooking without a range top exhaust fans and burning scented c andles also contribute to indoor pollutants. You can simply resolve these issues by opening windows from time to time.

How can we improve indoor air quality?

Regular ventilation is enough to disperse most indoor pollutants and keep indoor air within healthy levels. The most effective way to achieve this is by choosing replacement window styles optimized for ventilation, such as casement windows and bay windows with operable side units. Consider having operable transom windows installed over the main entryways so you can ventilate those areas even when the doors are closed. Our screens ensure that you can open your windows and patio doors without letting insects and airborne debris in.

Let Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis help you create a healthier home with our replacement windows and patio doors. We back our units with strong warranties for your peace of mind. We serve residents in St. Louis, MO and nearby areas. Call us today at (314) 310-3636 or fill out our contact form for a free in-home estimate.

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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