Is your home healthy? It may not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your residence’s air might cause headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems may be the result of other issues, they may be an indicator your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is especially accurate if your symptoms improve while you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling machine might be a contributing element in indoor air quality problems, especially if your systems is having problems to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stale smells