Would you consider your home healthy? It could not be as fresh as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your home’s air might result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies can be the result of other things, they could be a warning your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely accurate if your symptoms improve once you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling unit might be a contributing factor in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if it’s having problems to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dirt
- Musty odors