Would you consider your home healthy? It could not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants floating through your residence’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies might be caused by other issues, they could be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is especially the potential cause if your symptoms improve when you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling unit can be a contributing factor in indoor air quality problems, especially if it’s struggling to filter air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further signs you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stuffy scents