You know what’s a lot harder than you’d ever thought possible? Building a model airplane while you’re dealing with seasonal allergies, that’s what! Imagine trying to carefully glue the wings of a model Cessna together, all while holding back a sneeze or containing a dry cough. I’d like to compare the restraint needed for such a feat to a professional wrestler, desperately holding a position to pin their opponent. My only real relief from these allergies used to come from isolating myself in a tiny room of my house with a huge ventilation shaft right over my head. This was a returning vent for the ductwork of my home, so it would pull air from the room to circulate it outside. It wasn’t until I was talking to a buddy of mine who also deals with these allergies that I finally was given a glimmer of hope to deal with these infernal sensitivities to dust and pollen. He was telling me about how he invested in a home purification system, which uses UV lights and negatively charged air filters to kill airborne bacteria and attract dust and pollen. That sounded like a godsend at that point, so I eagerly got on the phone with the HVAC service company that installed his air purification system. They quoted me a very reasonable price, and while I was happy to get such an agreeable total cost, I had to ask why it was so cost-effective. “Well, the system is essentially just a more effective set of air filters that are cleaned instead of thrown away, as well as a UV light that eradicates germs in the air.” I liked that about the HVAC service company my friend recommended, as they were not only knowledgeable, but humble. I happily signed up for an appointment to have the air purification installed, and the rest is history.
April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019