Is Your House Making You Sick?
Indoor air pollution isn’t just real, it’s rampant. In fact, and according to the EPA, the air inside American homes, on average, is twice as polluted as outdoor air. And there are real consequences being suffered not and day.
Who suffers the most? Small children and the elderly. But they’re not alone as polluted indoor air continues to cause and worsen allergy and asthma problems for people of all ages.
Here’s something else to keep in mind: the more energy efficient your home, the worse the indoor air pollution problem. That’s because there’s restricted air flow in and out of tightly built, energy efficient homes, thus trapping a host of know contaminants right where you least need them. Here’s just some of what you might be inhaling while enjoying the so-called comforts of home:
- Carbon monoxide
- Nitrogen dioxide
- Secondhand smoke
- Dust and dust mites
- Mold and mildew
- Chemical byproducts
- Formaldehyde from new carpeting
- Lead particles
- And many more
Now you know the origin of the term “sick house syndrome”.
Symptoms of Sick House Exposure.
Symptoms of sick house syndrome can develop into a full-blown illness. The problem is, the diagnosis often comes later on as people tend to blame the way they feel on other causes and treat it accordingly. Then they wonder why one or more of the following symptoms refuses to leave them:
- Concentration difficulties
- Irritation of eye, nose & throat
If you’ve had it “up to here” with constantly feeling sick inside your own home, contact Correct Temp for prompt and reliable action. We’re indoor air quality specialists that can accurately diagnose the cause and sources of your contaminated air and then recommend and implement an effective, long-lasting solution. For more information, visit our website or contact us today for a free in-home consultation and air quality proposal.