Is your home healthy? It might not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your home’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms might be present due to other things, they can be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is likely the potential cause if your symptoms improve once you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling machine might be a possible factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Stuffy odors