How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your residence’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems can be present due to other things, they could be a warning your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely true if you feel better while you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling system might be a possible cause in indoor air quality concerns, especially if it’s having problems to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are a few other signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dust
- Musty odors