Would you consider your home healthy? It might not be as good as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher inside than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your home’s air might result in headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
While these symptoms might be caused by other factors, they may be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly true if it goes away while you’re gone.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling unit might be a contributing cause in indoor air quality concerns, especially if it’s having difficulty to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Stale smells