Would you consider your home healthy? It might not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your home’s air might result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
While these symptoms might be present due to other issues, they can be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely accurate if your symptoms improve once you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling unit could be a contributing cause in indoor air quality problems, particularly if it’s having problems to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dirt
- Stale scents