How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times higher inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants floating through your residence’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms may be the result of other factors, they may be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if you feel better when you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling system could be a possible element in indoor air quality concerns, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale scents