How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors than outside your home, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems can be present due to other factors, they can be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly true if you feel better once you’re outside of your home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or nausea
An old heating and cooling system could be a potential factor in indoor air quality problems, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are further signs you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Stuffy odors