Is your home healthy? It may not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your house’s air could result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies might be present due to other factors, they can be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly true if you feel better when you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling machine could be a contributing element in indoor air quality problems, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Musty smells