Putting in a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from becoming stale and manage humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are ordinary pollution sources in your residence. Other sources 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 numerous air fresheners and scented candles. High VOCs can cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other symptoms.
Many scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are due to bad 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 problems that intensify at home and improve when you leave, you may be struggling with 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 improves could be connected to air quality. This is especially true if you feel better when you leave your home.
- Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
- Exhaustion or feeling faint. Breathing in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
- Constant 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 create these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
- Too much dust despite weekly cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or add a filtration system from Finch Air Conditioning & Heating.
- Humidity problems. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
- Stale odors. Mold or mildew flourishers 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 trouble balancing temperature and humidity.
- Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a warning of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.