Putting in a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from becoming stuffy and balance humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are common pollution sources in your home. Other supplies include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs can be released by things in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be found in some air fresheners and scented candles. High VOCs can cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.
Many scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are linked to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be triggered by indoor air quality issues.
10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your family has conditions that worsen at home and improve when you leave, you may be affected by indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re worried about your health.
- Persistent cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves could be related to air quality. This is especially true if you don’t have symptoms when you leave your home.
- Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are vulnerable to indoor pollution and may react by growing dry, itchy or watery.
- Exhaustion or feeling dizzy. Breathing in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
- Constant asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be diffused through the air or get stuck in carpet.
- Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can create these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
- Excessive dust despite periodic cleaning. You may need to put in a new air filter or get a filtration system from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Humidity issues. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and increase respiratory problems. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
- Musty odors. Mold or mildew blossoms when the humidity in your home is too high.
- Hot or cold spots. This can be linked to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having problems regulating temperature and humidity.
- Nausea. This can be a response to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a operating carbon monoxide detector in your home.