Putting in a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from becoming stale and balance humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are typical pollution sources in your house. Other supplies 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 detected in some air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.
Many scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are connected 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 problems that intensify at home and get better when you leave, you may be affected by indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re anxious about your health.
- Persistent cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never gets better 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 susceptible to indoor pollution and may react by becoming dry, itchy or watery.
- Tiredness or feeling lightheaded. Breathing in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
- Recurring asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be diffused through the air or get trapped in carpet.
- Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can cause these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
- Excessive dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or get a filtration system from Strogen's Service Experts.
- Humidity problems. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and worsen respiratory symptoms. 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 linked to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having issues controlling temperature and humidity.
- Nausea. This can be recoil from 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.