Is your home healthy? It may not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your house’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms could be present due to other issues, they could be a sign your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially true if it goes away while you’re outside of your home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling unit can be a potential element in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if it’s struggling to purify air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are some additional indications you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Excessive dirt
- Musty smells