Is your home healthy? It might not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants circulating through your residence’s air could cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies may be present due to other things, they can be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly the potential cause if your symptoms improve once you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling machine could be a potential element in indoor air quality concerns, usually if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Musty smells