Is your home healthy? It could not be as good as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your house’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms could be present due to other issues, they can be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is particularly true if you feel better while you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more aggravated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling machine could be a contributing factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if it’s having difficulty to filter air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stale smells