Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants floating through your home’s air might result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies could be the result of other things, they may be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly accurate if you feel better while you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
An old heating and cooling system might be a contributing element in indoor air quality challenges, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Stuffy scents