The pollen has been a larger concern this year than ever before, how has it been for you? I had heard pollen levels got high in the south before I moved down here ,but I still was not prepared for the enormity of the allergens! Even if there wasn’t a pandemic going on, I would still be wearing a mask anytime I went outside.
Not for COVID, just to keep some of that pollen out of my lungs. I have always been a bit delicate, so I love the high humidity levels of the south, however my air quality needs a tune-up for my overall health. For Winter plus Spring things tend to be OK, however in the dead heat of summer time I basically live inside the comfort of an Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C bubble for weeks on end. As much as the humidity helps my lungs, the pollen plus allergens just knock myself and others out if I don’t have a HEPA rated air filter to protect me. The fall is a mixed bag, I tend to spend more time outside when possible however still keep my house air filters running 24/7 to provide myself and others some clean air when I get to the house, but just to be on the safe side, I have 2 Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C plan inspections a year, because I can’t afford for the plan to ever fail on me. If I had to spend a few days of the summer time with no temperature control at all, it could possibly send myself and others to the hospital, so this is no joke for me.