Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times worse within your home than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants floating through your house’s air may result in headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems may be present due to other issues, they could be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely true if you feel better when you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
An outdated heating and cooling system can be a possible factor in indoor air quality problems, usually if it’s having difficulty to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dirt
- Musty smells