I often catch myself whining about stuff in my life that gets to me. However, more often than not, I try to catch myself because there are many, many people out there with much tougher circumstances. Each time I hear about someone’s really trying situation, I reflect on how fortunate I really am. The fact that my HVAC isn’t as efficient as I would like is really not that big a deal in the big picture. That being said, I just hate how bad allergies have affected my entire life. It has been a constant source of energy drain since I was a child. There have been a multitude of medicines that I have been prescribed. They normally have had some effect but, the efficacy wears off over time and I am right back in sneezing, wheezing misery. Of course, when the pollen levels are high, I do my best to stay inside an HVAC treated dwelling whether it’s the office or my home. However, my home HVAC presents some difficulties as well. We live in an area where the heat is really intense during the summer. The HVAC cooling is running for at least 6 or 7 months of the year. In order to offset high utility costs related to the HVAC, we really sealed our home up tight. The idea is to keep the HVAC treated air inside the house instead of it seeping outside. However, this causes the air in our home to be recycled over and over again. Recently, we has a whole house air purifier put in to combat this problem. Not only does the air smell so much better but, my allergies are not nearly as bad!