Installing a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from being stagnant and balance humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are common pollution sources in your house. Other causes include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs can be emitted by things 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 result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.
Multiple scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are connected to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be aggravated by indoor air quality problems.
10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your family has symptoms that worsen at home and improve when you leave, you may be struggling with indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your health.
- Persistent cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never goes away could be connected 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 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.
- Constant 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 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 Levy & Son Service Experts.
- Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause red eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
- Stuffy smell. Mold or mildew flourishers when the humidity in your home is too high.
- Hot or cold spots. This can be tied to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having trouble controlling temperature and humidity.
- Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a symptom of high carbon monoxide levels. Make sure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.