How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as healthy as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outside, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your residence’s air may cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems can be caused by other factors, they could be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely true if your symptoms improve once you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more aggravated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling unit may be a possible cause in indoor air quality problems, especially if your systems is struggling to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other signals you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stuffy smells