How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your residence’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies may be caused by other issues, they may be an indicator your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially true if your symptoms improve while you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling system may be a contributing factor in indoor air quality problems, especially if your systems is struggling to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are a few other indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dust
- Stuffy odors