How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as good as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outside your home, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your home’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms could be caused by other factors, they can be a warning your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if it goes away while you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or nausea
An old heating and cooling system could be a contributing cause in indoor air quality challenges, usually if it’s having difficulty to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Musty smells