How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants floating through your house’s air could cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms may be the result of other issues, they may be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is likely accurate if your symptoms improve when you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling system may be a contributing factor in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are further signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Musty smells