How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse within your home than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your house’s air might cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
While these symptoms may be caused by other things, they can be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely the potential cause if your symptoms improve once you’re gone.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
An outdated heating and cooling system might be a potential factor in indoor air quality concerns, especially if it’s struggling to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive grime
- Stuffy scents