How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants floating through your home’s air may be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies can be the result of other things, they could be an indicator your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially accurate if you feel better once you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling system might be a potential element in indoor air quality challenges, especially if it’s having difficulty to filter air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further indications you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Musty smells