Is your home healthy? It might not be as good 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 moving through your residence’s air might cause 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 may be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially accurate if you feel better when you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling unit could be a contributing element in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Musty scents