Is your home healthy? It might not be as fresh as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times more concentrated within your home than outdoors, as noted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants circulating through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies may be caused by other things, they could be a warning your space has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is especially the potential cause if it goes away while you’re outside of your home.
- Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus concerns
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than regular
- Coughing and sneezing
- Light-headedness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling unit could be a potential cause in indoor air quality challenges, particularly if it’s having difficulty to filter air, control humidity or keep temperatures dependable.
Here are a few other signs you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Too much static or mold growth
- Unwarranted dust
- Stale odors