How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as fresh as you think. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup moving through your house’s air might result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems could be present due to other issues, they could be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly accurate if you feel better when you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling system might be a contributing factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if it’s struggling to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dust
- Stale odors