How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as fresh as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your house’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. 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 a warning your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is particularly the potential cause if it goes away when you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling machine could be a possible element in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if it’s having problems to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Musty odors