Dirty furnace contaminants indoor air and causes illness

I was continually ill last winter.  I started feeling sick in the middle of October and I didn’t get perfectly healthy until early April.  I suffered from constant headaches, sore throat, congestion, and generally felt lethargic.  I started taking vitamins, exercising more and making sure to get a solid eight hours of sleep at night.  I drank tons of orange juice, ate more fruit, and finally scheduled a visit with the doctor.  I got a prescription for antibiotics that didn’t help very much.    I missed a ton of work, and didn’t feel better until the weather warmed up.  Once I was able to open the windows and let some fresh air into the house, I was rejuvenated.   That’s when I realized that my symptoms were most likely caused by poor indoor air quality.  I immediately contacted a local HVAC contractor to service my furnace.  When he took the furnace apart, he found a tremendous amount of dust and bacteria inside the unit.  He confirmed that the furnace had been polluting my breathing air and probably the cause of my illness.  Every time the air passed through the heating system, it picked up harmful spores, dust and contaminants, and then spread them throughout the house.  While I knew the professional HVAC service would help, I wanted to take further proactive measures.  I invested in an air purifier which now runs all year round.  The air purifier filters microscopic pollutants from the indoor air, capturing everything from dust and dander to smoke particles and viruses.  Since installing the air purifier, I’ve noticed that my house is much cleaner, smells better, and is more comfortable.  I certainly feel better.  

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