Is your home healthy? It could not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup moving through your residence’s air could result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems could be caused by other things, they could be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely the potential cause if you feel better once you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling machine can be a possible cause in indoor air quality problems, usually if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are a few other signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale smells