Is your home healthy? It could not be as healthy as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your home’s air might be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Though headaches and allergies could be caused by other factors, they can be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is particularly the potential cause if your symptoms improve while you’re away from home.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma troubles that are worse than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
A timeworn heating and cooling system can be a potential cause in indoor air quality problems, especially if your systems is having problems to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are further signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Musty scents