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 higher inside than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants circulating through your house’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Though headaches and allergies can be the result of other things, they may be an indicator your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is especially the potential cause if it goes away when you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more aggravated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling machine can be a contributing factor in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are a few other indications you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dirt
- Stuffy odors