Adding 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 typical pollution sources in your house. Other supplies 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 detected in various air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.
Many scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are due to poor indoor air quality. Allergies can also be triggered by indoor air quality problems.
10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your family has problems that are bad 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.
- Ongoing cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never gets better could be linked to air quality. This is especially true if you feel better 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. Taking in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
- Frequent asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be circulated through the air or get stuck in carpet.
- Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can lead to 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 Becht/Givens Service Experts.
- Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and increase respiratory issues. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
- Stale scents. 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 problems controlling 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. Check that you have a operating carbon monoxide detector in your home.