Is your home healthy? It could not be as healthy as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your house’s air could result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms may be the result of other things, they could be a warning your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is especially true if your symptoms improve while you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling system may be a potential element in indoor air quality problems, usually if it’s having difficulty to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signals you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Stuffy scents