Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your home’s air could cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems may be the result of other things, they can be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly the potential cause if it goes away while you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling machine might be a contributing element in indoor air quality problems, especially if it’s struggling to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stuffy smells