Is your home healthy? It may not be as healthy as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher within your home than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your home’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies may be present due to other things, they could be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely true if your symptoms improve once you’re outside of your home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling system can be a possible cause in indoor air quality challenges, usually if your systems is having difficulty to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are a few other signs you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Excessive dirt
- Stuffy odors