Is your home healthy? It may not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times worse inside than outside your home, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your residence’s air might cause headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems may be caused by other factors, they may be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly the potential cause if it goes away once you’re outside of your home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling machine could be a potential factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if it’s having difficulty to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dirt
- Stuffy smells