Would you consider your home healthy? It might not be as healthy as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher inside than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your residence’s air might cause headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
Even though health problems may be caused by other things, they can be a warning your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely the potential cause if your symptoms improve while you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more aggravated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or nausea
An outdated heating and cooling machine could be a contributing factor in indoor air quality concerns, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other indications you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stale odors