How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup moving through your house’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems can be caused by other factors, they can be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely accurate if you feel better once you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling system may be a contributing cause in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if it’s having difficulty to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive grime
- Stale odors