Is your home healthy? It might not be as good as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your home’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
While these symptoms can be present due to other things, they could be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely the potential cause if your symptoms improve while you’re gone.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling system could be a potential element in indoor air quality problems, particularly if it’s having problems to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are a few other signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale scents