How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your home’s air may cause headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems may be caused by other things, they could be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely true if it goes away once 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
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling system could be a possible element in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Stuffy odors