Installing a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stuffy and balance humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are ordinary pollution sources in your residence. Other supplies include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs can be expelled 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 symptoms.
Numerous scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are due to poor indoor air quality. Allergies can also be worsened by indoor air quality issues.
10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your family has conditions that are bad at home and get better when you leave, you may be suffering from indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re anxious about your health.
- Ongoing 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 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.
- Fatigue or feeling lightheaded. Taking in chemical pollutants can have an influence on 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.
- Too much dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or add a filtration system from Chief/Bauer Service Experts.
- Humidity problems. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and amplify respiratory issues. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
- Stale scents. 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 controlling temperature and humidity.
- Nausea. This can be a response to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a symptom of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.