Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your house’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
Even though health problems could be the result of other things, they can be a warning your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely the potential cause if you feel better when you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling machine could be a potential factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are further signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stuffy smells