I have never been one to get sick easily. I don’t have allergies and I have never had any real issues with air quality. Heating and cooling never bothered me in that way, so I never really even thought about the air filter in my furnace. However, when I got married, my husband was the upset. When he moved in with me, he was immediately affected by the air quality of my home. It seemed like he was constantly getting sick and we couldn’t figure out why. After a while, his doctor suggested that this could have something to do with the air quality in our home. This was a real wake up call for me. I gave the house a thorough cleaning and I found that there actually was a lot of dust accumulating on top of and beneath surfaces. Once I cleaned all of this, I thought we were in the clear, but things did not improve with my husband’s health. Soon, I realized that the dust was not the only problem. After doing some research, I realized that the dust and pollen levels were so high in our home because we needed to change the air filter in our furnace. I called a heating and cooling technician who replaced the air filter. He showed me how dirty the filter had gotten since I last replaced it and explained that the filter should be changed every month or two. Additionally, he provided me with a replacement filter to use for next time and showed me how to change out the filter on my own. I have made sure to change the filter every month to ensure that my husband’s health is not affected. Since then, he has felt substantially better and the air quality in our home has improved.