Adding a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stagnant and balance humidity levels.
How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health
Mold, pollen and pet dander are ordinary pollution sources in your home. Other sources include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs can be emitted by products in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be found in some air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other symptoms.
Multiple scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other health problems are connected to inferior indoor air quality. Allergies can also be aggravated by indoor air quality troubles.
10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your family has conditions that are bad 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 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
- Exhaustion or feeling faint. Taking in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
- Recurring 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 cause 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 install a filtration system from Coastal Service Experts.
- Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
- Musty scents. Mold or mildew thrives 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 issues regulating temperature and humidity.
- Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.