Would you consider your home healthy? It might not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times higher inside than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup moving through your house’s air might result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Though headaches and allergies may be the result of other issues, they could be an indicator your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially true if you feel better when you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling system might be a possible factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if it’s struggling to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Stuffy odors