Installing a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from being stagnant and manage humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are ordinary pollution sources in your home. Other causes include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs can be released by products in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be found in some air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.
Multiple scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other health problems are linked to inferior 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 intensify at home and go away when you leave, you may be struggling with indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re anxious about your health.
- Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never goes away 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by becoming dry, itchy or watery.
- Tiredness or feeling dizzy. Breathing in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
- Constant asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be circulated through the air or get trapped 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 put in a new air filter or install a filtration system from Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Humidity problems. Dryness can cause red eyes and worsen respiratory symptoms. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
- Stuffy odors. Mold or mildew thrives when the humidity in your home is too high.
- Hot or cold spots. This can be related to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having issues regulating 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 working carbon monoxide detector in your home.