Is your home healthy? It may not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times worse within your home than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
While these symptoms might be present due to other factors, they may be a warning your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially true if your symptoms improve when you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling machine might be a possible cause in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if it’s having difficulty to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Excessive dirt
- Musty smells