It’s such an integral part of my life that I cannot even imagine living without a single at this point
I remember constantly feeling uncomfortable in our home when I was growing up. All of us lived right on a swamp and the air was humid inside and out. As a kid with a host of different respiratory dust sensitivities, I often struggled to breathe in that home both through my nose and through my mouth. All of us didn’t have a/c and only relied on fans and open windows even when the temperature outside climbed into the 100s. I remember dripping with sweat in my room and struggling to breathe because the heat and humidity would cause mold to grow in the house. The air quality inside my family condo was horrendous in retrospect. Nowadays I go to fantastic lengths to ensure that my indoor air conditions is as good as I can make it with my limited financial resources. I not only use my cooling system year round, however I also have a dehumidifier and an media air cleaner. This prevents too much humidity from accumulating and from airborne contaminants from building and threatening my respiratory health. Beyond that, I get hot absolutely so I’m using my cooling system constantly. If I was asked to quantify the number of times I run the cooling system throughout the year, I would be at a loss for words. It’s such an integral part of my life that I cannot even imagine living without a single at this point. Needless to say, I’m a large proponent of everyone using indoor climate control, even if it’s just heating or cooling systems that provide air ventilation to an indoor space. That goes a long way towards benefitting respiratory health.