Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your home’s air may cause headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems can be present due to other factors, they may be a warning your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is especially accurate if you feel better once you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling unit can be a possible element in indoor air quality concerns, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Stale odors