I had no plan how utterly substantial the air quality of my lake house was to myself and others and my family.
Perhaps residing in a rural area gave myself and others some false sense of security when it came air pollution.
Since I was a kid, the only air pollution I was aware of was outside and absolutely not where I lived. The people I was with and I had great outside air and plenty of it. Living in the country came with great quality heating and air and pure, clean outside air. Or so I thought. Turns out that no matter how clean the air is inside, that doesn’t automatically translate to nice air quality. There is just so much inside our homes that affect the air quality. The carpets, furniture and other everyday items had synthetic elements that were being released into the indoor air. Throw in all the pet dander from our cats and cats and every one of us had an indoor air problem. This was first noted when I just couldn’t get rid of a chest cold. This thing just kept lingering so I finally went to the medical professional. To my surprise, the medical professional suggested that I call the Heating and Air Conditioning company to get ductwork cleaning done and then change the air filter. I told her that I changed the air filter every month. But the medical professional explained that what she meant was to replace to the HEPA filter and get rid of the cheap air filters. I did just what the medical professional ordered and wow, what a difference was made in our air quality.