Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems might be the result of other things, they may be a warning your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely true if it goes away once you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling system could be a possible cause in indoor air quality challenges, especially if your systems is having difficulty to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Stale odors