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 within your home than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your residence’s air could result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems could be present due to other things, they can be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly accurate if you feel better while you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling machine could be a contributing cause in indoor air quality concerns, usually if your systems is struggling to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signs you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dust
- Stuffy odors