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 house. Other sources 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 located in various air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.
Multiple scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are linked to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be worsened by indoor air quality troubles.
10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your family has symptoms 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 worried about your health.
- Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves could be linked 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 growing dry, itchy or watery.
- Exhaustion or feeling lightheaded. Inhaling 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 trapped in carpet.
- Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can cause these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
- Heavy dust despite periodic cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or get a filtration system from Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Humidity problems. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory symptoms. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
- Stuffy odors. Mold or mildew flourishers 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 warning of high carbon monoxide levels. Make sure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.