Now that I work from home, I see my house in a whole new perspective.
I was always away from my house between the hours of 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday, so I wasn’t aware of what was happening during that time.
Nothing exciting was happening, but there were noises and rhythms of the neighborhood that I’d never noticed before I was forced to work from home. One of the biggest things that I was forced to notice was my HVAC system and how it was running. Although my HVAC system was running efficiently and my house was being heated and cooled, I felt like the air quality in my house was questionable. The more time I spent inside, the more I noticed the tiny particles of dust floating around in the air. Eventually, I was so convinced that the air quality was bad that I actually started believing that it was contaminated somehow. This led me to call the HVAC company to get some professional recommendations. The HVAC company recommended that I have my ductwork professionally cleaned and I start using HEPA certified air filters. Together, my air quality would improve significantly because these two things would trap the dust and debri better. If I wanted to take things one step further, I could invest in an air purifier. A portable air purifier would remove extra dust and debri that my HVAC system wasn’t catching. I took the HVAC company’s advice and implemented all 3. I’ve noticed a drastic difference in air quality since.