Would you consider your home healthy? It might not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants floating through your home’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms can be present due to other issues, they may be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is especially accurate if your symptoms improve when you’re gone.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more aggravated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling machine may be a potential element in indoor air quality concerns, especially if your systems is having difficulty to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are a few other indications you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stale smells