Adding a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stuffy and manage humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are ordinary pollution sources in your residence. Other causes include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs can be emitted by products in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be found in some air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.
Many scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are due to poor indoor air quality. Allergies can also be triggered by indoor air quality troubles.
10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your family has problems that worsen at home and get better when you leave, you may be struggling with 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 connected to air quality. This is especially true if you don’t feel sick when you leave your home.
- Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are susceptible to indoor pollution and may react by becoming dry, itchy or watery.
- Tiredness or feeling faint. Breathing in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
- Frequent asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be diffused through the air or get caught in carpet.
- Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can lead to these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
- Heavy dust despite periodic cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or add a filtration system from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory problems. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
- Stale odors. Mold or mildew thrives when the humidity in your home is too high.
- Hot or cold spots. This can be tied to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having trouble balancing temperature and humidity.
- Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.