Everyone is stuck at home not doing a darn thing. Even as I'm writing this article I am trying to remember the last time I could stand in line at Chic-Fil-A and not be paranoid about a sneeze I heard off in the distance.
Now we all get to work from home. More realistically, we are stuck at home not working. The kids are home from school on extended vacations and there are tons of articles popping up all over the internet (especially Twitter) about how to stay healthy while you are under this horrible and if-you-believe-the-tin-foil-hat-people-about-to-turn-into-martial-law quarantine.
In Texas the allergies this time of year are no joke. If you aren't used to it you'd think you had every disease and virus in the book. Most likely you are just choking on all the pollen in the air. Normally this is something you'll have to deal with outdoors. Now you're stuck indoors. This is a call back from the 90's about the dangers of indoor air pollution. We heard that crazy statistic that the air inside your home can be up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside. I don't know if that's true or not but man, is it starting to get stuffy in here.
I was on a call with a friend of mine who works in the HVAC business in Boise, ID and he was telling me that with all these people staying home there has been a crazy number of service calls for repairing heating and air system. Not surprisingly when these systems are used more, they break down faster. With all this virus talk he's also been getting a lot of questions about air duct cleaning and sanitizing. This can be a really good idea if you or someone in your family has been sick or is especially sensitive to allergies. Pro Tip: change your air filters in your home. If you don't know where they are or how to change them: shame on you! In the age if the internet you should know by now that you can learn how to do just about anything on YouTube. Now, you may be able to change a few air filters by yourself but cleaning out air ducts is a completely different and difficult process if you don't have the specialized tools and know how. You may want to call a pro.