Is your home healthy? It may not be as good as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants moving through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew could be the source of a variety of illnesses or issues.
Even though health problems could be present due to other factors, they can be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is particularly true if it goes away while you’re away from home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or feeling queasy
An old heating and cooling unit can be a potential cause in indoor air quality challenges, especially if it’s having problems to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are some additional signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate grime
- Stale scents