We had settled in our grandmother’s house and we were all so excited to be there.
A group of us, her grandkids, had planned a surprise visit for the whole weekend.
Everything was going great other than the fact that she punctuated every sentence with a cough which made me ask her when last she had her HVAC system serviced because it could be that her air quality was compromised. She admitted that it had been a whole year and a half and since everything was working fine, she had no cause for alarm. I called the nearest commercial HVAC provider who also offered residential HVAC services to come and check out her HVAC unit. The cooling specialist arrived the following day, after a thorough check he told us that the ductwork needed duct cleaning because the air duct was not as clean as it should be. The furnace filter was also very dirty and was clogged which could explain the dirt in the entire system. It also explained why granny’s cough had escalated these past months. The cooling system also needed air purification help which could work well with the washable filter to improve indoor air quality. My granny was shocked with all the work that needed to be done because she thought since she had a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, she did not need regular AC servicing. After the professional left, we did a major general cleaning of the entire house, even washed the drapes which trap a lot of dust and other pollutants. We enjoyed the rest of the stay and the house felt much fresher than before.