Is your home healthy? It could not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your residence’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems may be the result of other factors, they could be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is especially the potential cause if it goes away once you’re outside of your home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
A timeworn heating and cooling unit can be a potential cause in indoor air quality problems, usually if it’s having difficulty to clean air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Musty smells