The pollen has been a bigger problem 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, but my air quality needs a tune-up for my overall health. For winter and spring things tend to be OK, but in the dead heat of summer I basically live inside the comfort of an HVAC bubble for weeks on end. As much as the humidity helps my lungs, the pollen and allergens just knock me 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 but still keep my home air filters running 24/7 to give me some clean air when I get to the house. Just to be on the safe side, I have two HVAC system inspections a year, because I can’t afford for the system to ever fail on me. If I had to spend a few days of the summer with no climate control at all, it could possibly send me to the hospital, so this is no joke for me.