How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air contaminants moving through your house’s air could be a source of headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems might be caused by other things, they may be a sign your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. This is likely accurate if it goes away when you’re away from home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more irritated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling unit can be a potential element in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if the HVAC system appears to be having problems to purify air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted grime
- Stale smells