Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your house’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms might be caused by other issues, they can be a warning your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely the potential cause if it goes away when you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling unit may be a contributing element in indoor air quality concerns, especially if your systems is having difficulty to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Stuffy scents