Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as healthy as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup moving through your residence’s air could result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms may be caused by other issues, they can be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is especially the potential cause if you feel better while you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling machine may be a potential factor in indoor air quality problems, usually if your systems is struggling to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Stale smells