Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your home’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms could be the result of other things, they may be an indicator your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if you feel better once you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling machine can be a potential element in indoor air quality challenges, especially if your systems is having problems to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dirt
- Stale smells