How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as fresh as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your home’s air might cause headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems could be the result of other factors, they could be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is especially accurate if it goes away while you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling unit could be a possible cause in indoor air quality problems, especially if it’s having problems to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other signals you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Musty odors