Is your home healthy? It might not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your house’s air may cause headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems may be present due to other things, they may be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if your symptoms improve once you’re gone.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling system might be a possible cause in indoor air quality concerns, usually if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are further signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale scents