Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup circulating through your residence’s air may cause headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
While these symptoms might be caused by other things, they can be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is especially accurate if your symptoms improve once you’re gone.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling system can be a contributing element in indoor air quality concerns, usually if your systems is having problems to purify air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional indications you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Excessive grime
- Musty scents