How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants circulating through your house’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms could be caused by other things, they may be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly true if it goes away when you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more aggravated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling unit could be a possible factor in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if it’s having problems to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other indications you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive grime
- Musty smells