Adding a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from being stagnant and control humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are typical pollution sources in your home. Other sources include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs can be expelled by things in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be found in various air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.
Many scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are due to inferior indoor air quality. Allergies can also be aggravated by indoor air quality issues.
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 affected by indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your health.
- Ongoing 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 feel sick when you leave your home.
- Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are vulnerable to indoor pollution and may react by growing dry, itchy or watery.
- Fatigue or feeling faint. Breathing in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
- Frequent asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be spread 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 weekly cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or get a filtration system from Falso Service Experts.
- Humidity problems. Dryness can cause red eyes and amplify respiratory symptoms. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
- Musty smell. 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 trouble balancing temperature and humidity.
- Nausea. This can be a response to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.