Would you consider your home healthy? It might not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your home’s air may cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms could be the result of other issues, they could be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is especially the potential cause if you feel better while you’re outside of your home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling machine may be a potential factor in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Excessive grime
- Stale smells