During the entire winter last year, I was consistently missing work because of sinus headaches, sore throat, nausea, and symptoms similar to the flu. I made many visits to the local urgent care, spent a fortune on prescription medicine, and simply felt unsatisfied and angry with my situation. My neighbor mentioned that my ongoing health complications might be the result of terrible indoor air pollen and pollutant levels. I did some looking and it surprised me what I came across during my research. According to the EPA, the air in my home is likely to be five times more polluted and worse for me than outside air. In the winter time especially, I spend nearly all my time indoors. Because of this, I was repeatedly exposed to contaminants. Although the gas furnace was over eight years old, I never had to deal with any type of equipment failure and saw it as a waist of money to invest into it up, until this time. I had never even bothered with professional maintenance for my gas furnace. Now that I was educated on how dust, bacteria and pathogens get introduced into my breathing air, every time the oil furnace started up, I called for maintenance from a reputable HVAC dealer. The experienced serviceman found a large amount of debris buildup within the inner workings of the gas furnace. He also proposed that I invest in a particular ventilation system. He said that it would improve the indoor air quality. He explained that while my tightly sealed and insulated home was effective in protecting me from energy waste, it was also trapping pollutants inside. A ventilation system pulls in fresh outdoor air, and it works to reduces energy use. The ventilator uses the unhealthy stale, outgoing air to preheat the incoming air, lessening the workload of the gas furnace. Since installing the ventilator, I’ve observed a immense difference in my comfort, health, plus lower utility bills. It was honestly a worthwhile investment for my family.