Is your home healthy? It might not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants circulating through your house’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems may be the result of other issues, they could be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is especially accurate if your symptoms improve once you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling machine can be a possible element in indoor air quality challenges, usually if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further indications you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Musty smells