Is your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your house’s air may result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems may be the result of other issues, they may be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if your symptoms improve when you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling unit may be a contributing factor in indoor air quality concerns, usually if your systems is having difficulty to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signs you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale scents