I’m actually a bit in awe when it comes to people who are able to go to the doctor without any sort of trepidation. Me, I’m a huge scaredy cat when it comes to dealing with a doctor. I feel like every time I go in that office, I’ll come out learning of some terrible illness that I didn’t know I had. Thankfully, my partner is wonderful. Not only does she coax our children to the doctor, she has to do the same thing with me. Most of my time is spent inside the HVAC comfort of my home. It’s where I live and work each day. Lately, I have been noticing a recurring sinus issue and lots of sneezing and coughing. So, my wife pulled me kicking and screaming into the doctor’s office to find out what is going on. By the way, I still don’t understand why they have the HVAC cooling so low in those offices. But, I digress. The doc gave me the once over and I was ready for him to give me the normal fistful of meds. However this time, that was not the case. He asked me a lot about the environment that I lived in. The doctor felt that respiratory issues were a result of poor indoor air quality. Instead of prescriptions, he told me to upgrade the HVAC air filter to a HEPA type. He then suggested that I get the ductwork cleaned. This caught me by surprise as I didn’t even know that was something that is done. But he was right. I did both of those HVAC related things and my respiratory issues went away.