Does it seem like allergy season has come a bit early this year? Or, maybe you've been getting headaches since your new carpet was installed? These issues and their associated symptoms could be due to air in your home. Homes can generate a surprising amount of indoor air pollution. Even small changes around the home, such as a new pet or cleaning solvent, can have a significant impact on air quality (and our health).

The air we breathe is a delicate balance of a few key ingredients, and many of us don’t realize that even small changes–such as keeping a door closed or using a new type of cleaning product–can completely disrupt this balance. This can lead to headaches, drowsiness, sneezing, and worse.

Your home's air quality may be an issue you are just beginning to recognize. Or, it could be something your family has been struggling with for a long time. Either way, the first step of fixing the problem is tracing the source. Below are some tips for how you can figure out where the pollution in your home might be coming from and what you can do about it.