Would you consider your home healthy? It could not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside 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 attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems can be caused by other things, they could be a sign your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely the potential cause if it goes away while you’re gone.
- Dehydrated eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or nausea
An old heating and cooling machine can be a contributing factor in indoor air quality challenges, especially if your systems is struggling to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are a few other signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dust
- Musty odors