How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outside your home, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your residence’s air could cause headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms could be caused by other issues, they could be a warning your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially the potential cause if it goes away while you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling unit could be a possible cause in indoor air quality challenges, usually if it’s having problems to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Musty scents