At the end of last summer, my partner and our teenagers spent the entire Labor Day weekend away at the lakes on a fishing excursion. They returned from the cabin with the cooler stuffed full of fish, which I then put into the freezer, and promptly forgot about. A few months after this, my partner asked me if I would cook the fish for dinner. I soaked the fish in milk for multiple hours, marinated it with herbs, but the smell was awful. After smelling the baking of the fish, none of us could bring ourselves to eat it. We ended up ordering a pizza and throwing all the fish away that night. Unfortunately, the terrible stench still permeated throughout our home. Since this was the middle of winter, our house was sealed up securely and the furnace was running. With outside temperatures consistently below freezing, we couldn’t simply open the windows. I tried cleaning with disinfectant, spraying different deodorizers, setting out air fresheners, and burning many strongly scented candles. But try as I might, there was no covering up that fishy stink. I became convinced that the horrible aroma had gotten pulled into the HVAC ducts and spread throughout the house. I finally contacted a local Heating and A/C supplier to service the furnace and air ducts. The Heating and A/C technician explained that any buildup of contaminants within the heating component and air duct can trap odor causing particles and intensify unwanted smells. Along with a thorough cleaning of the components, he suggested that I invest in a whole-home air purifier system. The whole-home air purifier works with the furnace and cleans the air in our house several times per hour. It traps pet dander, pollen, dust, bacteria, mold spores, and also helps to eliminate unpleasant fumes and odors. Because of the whole-home air purifier system, our house finally smells enjoyable again. It also stays cleaner and feels much fresher and healthier.