Is your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
Even though health problems can be present due to other things, they can be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is especially the potential cause if it goes away when you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or nausea
An old heating and cooling unit could be a possible cause in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if your systems is having problems to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Excessive dirt
- Musty odors