Is your home healthy? It could not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
Even though health problems might be present due to other issues, they could be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly true if your symptoms improve while you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more aggravated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling system might be a contributing factor in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Musty scents