How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your house’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
While these symptoms can be present due to other factors, they could be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is likely the potential cause if it goes away while you’re gone.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling machine could be a potential element in indoor air quality problems, especially if your systems is having problems to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional indications you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stale smells