How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your home’s air might cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
Even though health problems could be present due to other factors, they could be a warning your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly the potential cause if it goes away once you’re gone.
- 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An outdated heating and cooling system can be a contributing cause in indoor air quality problems, especially if it’s struggling to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further indications you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Stale odors