When I get sick, I just go to bed and sleep.
At least that’s what I’ve done all our life.
And I entirely don’t get sick all that often as a matter of fact. Maybe once a year and periodically not even that much. But with Covid lingering and being outside the security of our own a/c, 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 our house. My husband got a pair of Covid tests and I came up negative on both of them. So, I went with the just sleep plan expecting the respiratory condition to be gone in a couple of afternoons. 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 nurse which is something that I’m quite loathe to do. The nurse checked me our real well and then started asking me HVAC questions. I thought he was losing it until he explained that he thought terrible air quality was responsible for our symptoms not abating. When I got home, I called the HVAC supplier to schedule air duct cleaning and air duct resealing. Then, I went out and bought a HEPA air filter. Once the air duct cleaning was finished, I put in the HEPA filter. Those respiratory symptoms were gone in a matter of afternoons.