Is your home healthy? It could not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outdoors, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your residence’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms can be caused by other factors, they may be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially accurate if you feel better when you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or nausea
An old heating and cooling unit may be a potential factor in indoor air quality problems, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other indications you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stuffy scents