Is your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your home’s air might result in headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies might be the result of other factors, they can be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly true if your symptoms improve when you’re gone.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling unit can be a possible cause in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if your systems is struggling to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signs you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stuffy odors