Is your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your house’s air could cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems might be caused by other factors, they could be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly true if it goes away once you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling system might be a contributing cause in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if it’s having difficulty to filter air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signals you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Stuffy odors