Is your home healthy? It may not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your house’s air may result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms could be the result of other things, they may be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly true if you feel better when you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or nausea
An outdated heating and cooling unit might be a potential element in indoor air quality problems, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Stale scents