How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as good as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times worse within your home than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your home’s air might result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms may be the result of other things, they may be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly true if it goes away while you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling unit may be a potential cause in indoor air quality concerns, especially if your systems is having difficulty to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dirt
- Stuffy scents