My husband is overly sensitive to airborne allergens, and my kids inherited the same sensitivity.
Some seasons are particularly tough, especially when flowers are blooming and pollen is in the air.
We’ve had the same family doctor for years, and he was the first to raise concern about the recent infections. The allergy season had ended, but my kids still had running noses and congested chests. I thought they were regular allergies, but the symptoms seemed to worsen by the day. I took everyone to the doctor’s, and after running some tests, he informed me the congestion was likely caused by mold. The doctor asked how regularly I have heater maintenance because a faulty filter could be doing more harm than good. I remember the heating technician coming by a few months ago for heat pump installation, but I wasn’t sure if he checked the boiler and other components. The doctor insisted I call my HVAC specialist and request a filter change. I explained my situation to the HVAC serviceman, and he recommended a HEPA filter, which is more effective. He also suggested switching from an all-water system to an electric heating system. An electric HVAC relies on an electric heat pump, so there’s no need for circulating water. Getting rid of the water components could help control the mold, so I immediately started looking at HVAC products for sale to identify the best electric unit for my home. I was worried about power consumption, so I researched some energy-saving tips and discovered a wireless thermostat not only makes work easier but also helps save energy costs. The specialist helped upgrade my heating system and connected the thermostat to my smartphone. I’m happy that the air quality is better at home, and I have less of a mess to deal with and fewer hospital visits.