How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outdoors, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your house’s air may cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems could be the result of other things, they may be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly true 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 aggravated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling system can be a possible cause in indoor air quality problems, usually if it’s having problems to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Musty smells