Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your residence’s air could result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms can be present due to other things, they can be a warning your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is particularly true if your symptoms improve once you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling system might be a contributing factor in indoor air quality problems, especially if the HVAC system appears to be having difficulty to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further indications you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Musty scents