How healthy do you think your home is? It may not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated inside than outside, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup floating through your residence’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems can be present due to other issues, they can be an indicator your home has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely the potential cause if it goes away while you’re gone.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
An old heating and cooling machine might be a potential element in indoor air quality concerns, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to clean air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are some additional indications you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Increase in static or mold growth
- Disproportionate dirt
- Musty smells