How healthy do you think your home is? It might not be as good as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher inside than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your residence’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies might be the result of other things, they could be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is particularly accurate if your symptoms improve once you’re gone.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
An old heating and cooling machine may be a potential element in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if your systems is struggling to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dust
- Stale scents