Is your home healthy? It may not be as fresh as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside your home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air pollutants floating through your home’s air may result in headaches and allergy attacks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.
Though headaches and allergies may be the result of other factors, they may be a warning your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is likely true if it goes away while you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more aggravated than normal
- Coughing and sneezing
- Faintness or nausea
An old heating and cooling system can be a contributing factor in indoor air quality problems, usually if it’s having difficulty to filter air, regulate humidity or keep temperatures consistent.
Here are some additional signs you may choose to evaluate your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Excessive dust
- Stale smells