How healthy do you think your home is? It could not be as good as you may guess. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Indoor air buildup moving through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health problems.
Even though health problems can be caused by other issues, they may be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly accurate if you feel better once you’re outside of your home.
- Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
- Headaches and sinus problems
- Allergies or asthma issues that are more irritated than you usually experience
- Coughing and sneezing
- Dizziness or feeling queasy
An outdated heating and cooling machine may be a contributing element in indoor air quality challenges, usually if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to filter air, adjust humidity or keep temperatures steady.
Here are further signals you may want to consider improving your indoor air:
- Extreme static or mold growth
- Excessive grime
- Stuffy smells