Is your home healthy? It might not be as healthy as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants circulating through your residence’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems may be caused by other issues, they could be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly true if it goes away once you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
An old heating and cooling system might be a possible element in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if your systems is struggling to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Musty odors