Would you consider your home healthy? It could not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your house’s air may result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems could be present due to other things, they may be an indicator your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly the potential cause if your symptoms improve while you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
An outdated heating and cooling machine might be a potential factor in indoor air quality problems, usually if it’s having difficulty to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dust
- Musty scents