Would you consider your home healthy? It could not be as good as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your home’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems could be caused by other things, they can be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly accurate if your symptoms improve while you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or nausea
An outdated heating and cooling system might be a contributing cause in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if it’s having problems to filter air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are further indications you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale smells