How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as fresh as you may guess. 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 residence’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
Even though health problems may be present due to other factors, they may be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if it goes away once you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling system might be a possible element in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dirt
- Musty smells