Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants circulating through your house’s air could cause headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems might be present due to other things, they could be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is particularly the potential cause if you feel better once you’re gone.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling system may be a potential cause in indoor air quality concerns, especially if your systems is having problems to filter air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Musty smells