How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup moving through your residence’s air could result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
While these symptoms can be caused by other things, they can be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly accurate if you feel better when you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling machine can be a possible cause in indoor air quality concerns, especially if it’s having difficulty to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Musty scents