How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your house’s air could cause headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems may be the result of other things, they can be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially true if your symptoms improve when you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling machine might be a contributing cause in indoor air quality challenges, especially if your systems is having problems to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are further signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Excessive grime
- Stuffy smells