How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outdoors, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your house’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms might be caused by other factors, they can 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 symptoms that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling machine might be a potential element in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other signs you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stale odors