When I get sick, I just go to bed and sleep.
- At least that’s what I’ve done all my life.
And I really don’t get sick all that often as a matter of fact. Maybe once a year and sometimes not even that much. But with Covid lingering and being outside the security of my own air conditioning, I was paying close attention to how I felt. And then, I came down with respiratory symptoms that were no doubt for real. The first thing I did was isolate myself inside the quality heating and air of my house. My wife got a pair of Covid tests and I came up negative on both of them. So, I went with the just sleep method expecting the respiratory condition to be gone in a couple of days. Indeed, it got better but after more than 6 weeks since it started, I just couldn’t kick whatever it was. That meant I had to make a trip to the doctor which is something that I’m quite loathe to do. The doctor checked me our real well and then started asking me HVAC questions. I thought she was losing it until she explained that she thought bad indoor air quality was responsible for my symptoms not abating. When I got home, I called the HVAC company to schedule ductwork cleaning and ductwork resealing. Then, I went out and purchased a HEPA air filter. Once the ductwork cleaning was finished, I put in the HEPA filter. Those respiratory symptoms were gone in a matter of days.