Would you consider your home healthy? It could not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup moving through your residence’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems may be the result of other issues, they could be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is likely true if it goes away when you’re gone.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling system can be a potential factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if it’s having problems to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Excessive grime
- Stale scents