How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your residence’s air may result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms might be the result of other things, they can be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is likely the potential cause if it goes away while you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling unit can be a potential element in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if your systems is having difficulty to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Excessive dirt
- Stale scents