Would you consider your home healthy? It could not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants circulating through your house’s air might cause headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms can be caused by other things, they could be a warning your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely the potential cause if your symptoms improve when you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling system could be a potential factor in indoor air quality problems, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other indications you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Musty smells