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Where Does Indoor Air Pollution Come From?

Keep pollutants out of your indoor air. 

Install an iWave air purifier today. 


According to the EPA, indoor air is often 2-5 times more contaminated than outdoor air, and the average person spends 90% of their time inside, which means most of us are breathing polluted air all day every day. 

But where is all this indoor air pollution coming from? More often than not, it comes from seemingly harmless household products and materials. 

Types of Indoor Air Pollution 

Most indoor air pollution is caused by products and materials that release harmful gases and particles into the air. Common sources of indoor air pollution include: 

  • Combustion appliances

  • Cleaning products 

  • Office and craft supplies 

  • Building materials 

  • Newly installed furnishings 

  • Mold and mildew 

  • Pet dander 

  • Tobacco smoke 

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can make you sick with cold and flu-like symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, coughing, and congestion. It can also worsen the effects of preexisting respiratory conditions, like asthma, and long-term exposure may result in more serious health risks. Investing in indoor air pollution solutions can help keep your family healthy. 

How to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution 

While some sources of indoor air pollution can be removed from your home, many sources, like your carpeting and building materials, are there to stay. So how do you prevent them from affecting your indoor air quality?  


Making sure your home has adequate ventilation is key. Controlled ventilation prevents stagnant air in the house by bringing outdoor air in, filtering it, and using it to dilute the pollutants in your indoor air. But ventilation is only a baseline solution. To keep your indoor air as clean and healthy as possible, you should install an air purification system

Air Purification

iWave air purifiers are installed inside your HVAC system, where they use advanced technology to remove harmful pollutants including dust, dander, pollen, smoke, mold, viruses, and bacteria from your breathing air so that you can rest easy knowing that your family is breathing clean, healthy air at home. The iWave-C and iWave-R are among the most sophisticated air purifiers on the market, and they clean indoor air without producing any harmful byproducts.

Install an iWave Air Purifier in Your MA or NH Home 

Kearney HVAC is proud to install leading residential indoor air quality products, including the iWave-C and iWave-R. We’ve been serving homeowners from the North Shore of Massachusetts to New Hampshire’s Seacoast region for years, and we’re here to help with all of your HVAC and IAQ needs. 

Improve your indoor air quality with an iWave air purifier. Call Kearney HVAC at 978-388-0845or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.