Cold symptoms and dirty heating unit

In the past several years I don’t think that I’ve fallen sick one single time.

  • This is pretty astounding to me, because I used to fall ill all the time.

In my old region of the country, it felt like I constantly had some kind of head cold, stomach bug, or lingering fever. I was constantly popping pills, taking allergy meds, and putting myself to sleep with cold medicine. I can’t say that it was the healthiest lifestyle. Since I moved to a different region of the country, I’ve noticed a steep increase in my personal health. I literally can’t remember the last time that I had a nasty cough or stuffy nose. That’s why I was completely shocked the day that I woke up to find a massive head cold had taken over. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t speak, and I could barely even think because there is so much pressure in my head. I started taking medicines and trying to nurse myself back to health, but I was so cold that it was difficult to even go out to the drugstore. I sat in the house, shivering, and running of the central heater intensively as I could. I think I had the thermostat turned up to 85 degrees for several days. No matter how much Hot air was pumped into the house, I never felt much warmer. After a few weeks of this nonsense, I called out an HVAC technician to tune up my poor, hard-working furnace. When he was examining the heating system, the tech turned around with a shocked expression and asked me if I had been feeling alright. Apparently the air ducts were full of black mold.

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