Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants floating through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Even though health problems might be the result of other things, they may be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely accurate if you feel better when you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus issues
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
A timeworn heating and cooling machine could be a contributing cause in indoor air quality problems, usually if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are further signals you may need to improve your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dirt
- Musty scents