Is your home healthy? It could not be as healthy as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your home’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Though headaches and allergies may be the result of other issues, they can be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is particularly accurate if you feel better once you’re gone.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling unit may be a potential factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signals you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Musty scents