Is your home healthy? It could not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher inside than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your home’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms could be the result of other things, they can be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if it goes away while you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more aggravated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling system can be a possible cause in indoor air quality challenges, usually if your systems is having difficulty to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signals you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Stuffy odors