Is your home healthy? It might not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your residence’s air might cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies could be caused by other factors, they could be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly true if you feel better once you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more aggravated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
An outdated heating and cooling unit can be a contributing element in indoor air quality concerns, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale scents