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You can’t skimp on HVAC filters when it’s your health in question

I tend to call what all of us are going through a lockdown—or a quarantine—because that is how I understand it.

In truth, neither of those words are right, not for my city at least.

This is because the mayor said that people should only go out for “essential” shopping and business, but then went on to say that basically every single place was essential. Tell me how a bowling alley or a golf course are essential businesses! If no other person is taking this seriously, that makes it all the more pressing for me to look out for myself plus keep myself safe plus healthy. However, just last week I made an online order for a 12 pack of air filters, and I intend on putting them to good use. Normally I buy the cheap air filters, but this time I wanted to spend a little more to get the higher quality. If I am adamant and serious about keeping germs plus viruses at bay I should act like that’s my intent, which in this case meant buying the HEPA rated air filters. These are the top of the line air filters that can remove over 99.9% of harmful particulate from the air, which to me is more than worth the higher price. In the past I would find the cheapest, flimsiest, thinnest air filters I could, plus then just double or triple stack them in the a/c! You can get a half dozen cheap air filters for the price of a single of these nice HEPA filters, but you get what you spend money for. Right now I know I deserve the highest quality air filters I can buy.

 

 

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I am adamant about keeping my AC filter replaced

I tend to call what the whole world is going through a lockdown, or a quarantine, because that is how I think of it! In truth, neither of those words are right, not for our large city anyway.

The mayor said that people should only go out for “essential” business and shopping, however then went on to say that basically every single corporation was essential. Tell me how a bowling alley is an essential business! If not a single other person is taking this seriously, that makes it all the more important for me to look out for myself and keep myself safe and healthy. However, just last month I created an order for a 12 pack of air filters; and I intend on putting them to nice use. And normally I buy the cheap air filters, however this time I wanted to spend a little more to get the higher quality. If I am extremely determined about keeping germs and viruses at bay I should act as if that is the case. In this case it meant buying the HEPA rated air filters. These are the top of the line air filters that can clean over 99% of harmful particulate from the indoor air, which to me is more than worth the price. In the past I would find the cheapest, flimsiest, thinnest air filters I could locate, and then just double or triple stack them in the cooling system. Then you can get a half dozen cheap air filters for the price of a single of these nice ones available, however you get what you spend your hard earned money for. This time I think I deserve the highest quality air filters.

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It’s better to invest in quality air filters

I tend to call what the two of us are going through a lockdown, or a quarantine, because that is how I believe it.

But in truth, neither of those words are right, not for our city, anyway.

Our mayor said that people should only go out for “essential” business, but then went on to say that basically every single business was essential. Tell me how a bowling alley is an essential business! If not a single person is taking this seriously, that makes it all the more pressing for me to look out for myself plus keep myself safe plus healthy! Just Last week opened an order for a 12 pack of air filters; plus I plan on putting them to good use! Normally I buy the cheap air filters, but this time I wanted to spend a little more to get the higher quality. If I am drastic about keeping germs plus viruses at bay I should act as if that’s the case, which in this case meant buying the HEPA rated air filters. These are the top of the line air filters, that can remove over 99% of harmful particulate from the air; which to me is more than worth the price. In the past I would find the cheapest, flimsiest, thinnest air filters I could, plus then just double or triple stack them in the air conditioner… You can get a half dozen cheap air filters for the price of a single of these nice a singles, but you get what you pay for. These days I guess I deserve the highest quality air filters if at all possible.

HVAC worker

Don’t cheap out on your air filters

I tend to call what we are going through a lockdown, or a quarantine, because that is how I think of it.

In truth, neither of those words are right, not for my city, anyway. The mayor said that people should only go out for “essential” business, but then went on to say that basically every single business was essential. Tell me how a bowling alley is an essential business! If no one else is taking this seriously, that makes it all the more important for me to look out for myself and keep myself safe and healthy. Just last week I placed an order for a 12 pack of air filters, and I plan on putting them to good use. Normally I buy the cheap air filters, but this time I wanted to spend a little more to get the higher quality. If I am serious about keeping germs and viruses at bay I should act like it, which in this case meant buying the HEPA rated air filters. These are the top of the line air filters, that can remove over 99% of harmful particulate from the air, which to me is more than worth the price. In the past I would find the cheapest, flimsiest, thinnest air filters I could, and then just double or triple stack them in the air conditioner. You can get a half dozen cheap air filters for the price of one of these nice ones, but you get what you pay for. These days I feel I deserve the highest quality air filters.

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I will do whatever I can to help out fellow Americans during this crisis

I have been living fairly comfortably until the pandemic came upon us.

I have been paying attention to the news and everything, and I have been donating to the different charities that are supporting the people in the medical community.

Whatever I can do to help, I want to for the sake of our fellow Americans who are suffering. I am thankful for all of the people recovering, but I feel so bad for the families who are losing people. I actually started looking into UV air purifiers and decided to have a ton of them delivered to my household. I have been dropping UV air purifiers at the houses of my neighbors and leaving a note to be safe and healthy during this pandemic. I hope nobody is mad that I am giving out UV air purifiers, but I feel that it’s important that everybody uses them during this time. If I can help stop the spread of this harmful virus by handing out UV air purifiers, then I am going to continue to do so until I can no longer afford them or I can no longer purchase anymore because the HVAC components are out of stock. Other than having these important HVAC components, I have other essentials that I need to get by like food storage, vitamins, and a decent supply of water. I have been posting encouraging messages on social media and I tell people if they need any help, they only need to reach out and I will do whatever I can to assist them.

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Work for a great company – helping to pay energy bills

I’m counting my blessings these days, as I sit back and wait for the world to figure itself out.

There’s not much that you can do as a singular citizen, besides sitting inside of your house and keeping yourself safe.

All of the economic issues and employment problems outdoors are out of my hands, and that includes my own office. I’m currently on furlough at my job so they can keep the doors open for the essential team of workers. I think that it was a smart choice for them to make, but I was worried about my living expenses. Thank God, several companies have stepped up to the plate to lessen the burden. My company happens to be one of these helping hands. They realized early on that energy bills were climbing through the roof. With some of their employees at home, they were forced to use residential electricity to power their lights and HVAC system all day. None of us could rely on the free heating and cooling system at work anymore. At the same time, with wages dropping, many of us couldn’t afford our regular energy bill, let alone this increased electricity cost. Realizing that their employees were possibly air conditioning themselves out of house and home, my company decided to step up and give everyone an energy bill stipend. Depending on the size of your family, you will receive a generous credit each month to help cover the costs of keeping your HVAC system running and your indoor air quality safe. It really makes me feel like my employer has my respiratory health and safety in mind. My whole family appreciates the kind gesture, and my kids are especially excited to have air conditioning at their “school” again.

Air conditioning professional

My wake up alarm is also my AC system

When I talk to people about sleep habits, I’m often shocked and appalled at what they say.

As someone who suffered from insomnia for most of my life, I understand that it can be a challenge to get to sleep.

That’s why I don’t understand why people make it even more difficult for themselves to get the rest that they need. I have so many associates who will willingly admit to staring at their phones before bedtime, sleeping with light in the room, and setting multiple alarms in the morning to wake them up. Personally, I think that alarms are one of the worst things you can do. That’s why, I’ve trained myself to naturally wake up without any alarm… Unless you count my air conditioning system. I realized a long time ago that the anxiety I felt after setting an alarm would keep me up at night. Eventually, I started programming my brain to notice exterior signals, such as my air conditioning system, as a sign of the morning hour. Now, instead of worrying about alarms, I just keep up with my thermostat settings each day. You see, one morning I realized that one of the first sounds I heard upon waking up was the air conditioning system outside my window. Just as the sun was coming up, the outdoor air temperature would start increasing, and my AC unit would kick into gear. I could count on this HVAC event like clockwork. So, I figured I didn’t really need my alarm clock anymore. I trained my brain to recognize the sound and feel of flowing air conditioning, and now I sleep like a champ.

Air conditioning workman

I prefer to communicate the old fashioned way

I guess you could say I am a traditional type of person. I prefer to write letters to people instead of calling them on the phone or writing emails. I feel there is something that you can get across with a good old fashioned letter that you can’t accomplish with more modern means of communication. Who doesn’t love getting a nice letter in the mail, you know? When I sit down and write letters to people, I prefer to be in a very comfortable environment. I will usually sit directly in front of the window A/C unit with the relaxing breeze coming towards me as I am thinking about what I want to write. Sometimes, I will even go to a cafe where I know they have excellent climate control so I can be relaxed while enjoying some food and then I can write my letter. I will always try to find a private area to do my writing though so I am not too distracted. There is this particular cafe that I really enjoy because it’s not crowded all the time and I love to sit in this spot right beneath one of the HVAC vents. The A/C hits me right on top of my head and it’s so relaxing. One of these days, I will invest in a better cooling system than a window A/C unit, but currently I can’t afford anything too fancy like that. Perhaps when I choose to buy a place, it will already come with a fancy HVAC system. That would be nice.

 

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My wife loves going stargazing with me

In my experience, there’s nothing more enjoyable than gazing at the stars, especially with a powerful telescope.

When I first met my wife, I got her into watching the stars with me.

She always insisted on bringing a warm blanket and a portable heating system. I never actually brought a portable heater with me before I met her, but it actually made a lot of sense and it made our star gazing experiences far more comfortable. After we got married, we decided to get a house with a fireplace in our bedroom. I especially loved the bedroom because there was a balcony attached and we could go out together on the balcony and gaze at the stars right from our home. It was nice because we could have the fireplace going and when we got back inside, it would be perfectly comfortable. Of course, I still enjoy going out into the country where the stars are shining so much more brightly. My wife always comes along with me, and we always have a good time. I asked her once if she was disappointed that I didn’t take her out on more normal dates like going to the movies or a fancy restaurant. She said she loved the star gazing dates we went on, and that it was entirely romantic. She said she wouldn’t have married me if she didn’t love the person I was. That made me feel good hearing that from her, there honestly is no better woman in the world for me. We get along so well, and I honestly can’t remember the last time we ever fought about anything.

Geothermal heat pump

The UV air purifiers were the first to go out of stock when this pandemic hit us

I work at a warehouse that mostly has HVAC items in stock.

We have all kinds of HVAC systems, air filters, air purifiers, heaters, you name it.

When the pandemic hit, I started noticing that we were running out of UV air purifiers and UV air purification systems. I realized that it was smart that people were choosing to purchase these items to keep safe in their homes. That’s when I decided to purchase a really nice UV air purification system also! I had the HVAC professionals come out to my house to take care of the installation. The beautiful thing about UV air purification systems is that they work to get rid of the nasty germs in your home, and they remove all kinds of contaminants from your air via the HEPA air filter. There really is no better way to remain healthy during times like these when we are facing a global pandemic. Lately, we have run out of UV air purifiers and UV air purification systems altogether and we haven’t been able to keep them in stock. It’s kind of like how everybody is getting hand sanitizer and toilet paper like crazy, it’s hard to even find those items! It truly is a dangerous time right now, and I hope that everybody is able to remain safe and healthy during this crisis until we manage to get past it. I do hope that things will eventually go back to normal, but seeing how things are going, I am afraid that things will never really be the same.
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