Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as healthy as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants circulating through your house’s air could cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
Even though health problems might be caused by other factors, they could be an indicator your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly the potential cause if you feel better once you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling machine may be a contributing element in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if your systems is having problems to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale odors