I know it’s been a long Winter in the part of the country I live in. When Spring finally arrived, after several months of cold weather, we were all genuinely relieved! I couldn’t wait to get all of the windows and doors open so that the fresh air could circulate through all the rooms! When it got warm enough, I went to our digital thermostat and turned the furnace off, trading it for the t“fan only” function so that I could get the fresh air to come in through the vents and go all through the ductwork of the house. Unfortunately, my sinuses have issues with the allergens that are in the air here. This year they are worse than they usually are, and I didn’t even realize this until I started sneezing uncontrollably and my eyes started itching like crazy. When I figured out what the problem was, I reluctantly went around the house and closed up all the windows and doors. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to survive with the outdoor breezes blowing and the ceiling fans going, however seasonal flu symptoms are no joke. I’m absolutely so grateful that air conditioning exists. For people like me, with terrible flu symptoms to pollen, air conditioning is a must have! As soon as I closed up the doors and started breathing the indoor air quality that had been cleaned through our air purification system, I started feeling much better. I assume I can only air out the house for a little bit at a time, as well as then I have to switch right back over to running our heating and cooling unit.