If you have ever owned a cat, then you know that they are extremely strange animals. There truly is a massive difference between owning a cat and owning a dog, versus any other pet. Cats are naturally so independent and inquisitive that you might forget they’re even around until they are causing massive damage. They will only be seen when they want to, and they will get into any space that they set their minds to. That’s why I really shouldn’t have been surprised when my cat became obsessed with my room and I had to continually block her from entering the space. If I didn’t, I risked losing my cat in the HVAC ductwork. You see, a few weeks ago I realized that my indoor air temperature was not satisfactory in my room. No matter how the rest of the house felt, it honestly was unevenly hot and cold throughout my bedroom. In the winter this hadn’t been bothering me so much, because I enjoy being cold. However, now that I was relying on my air conditioning system, I was disappointed with the lack of airflow in my bedroom. I eventually realized that my air vents were clogged, covered in grime, and rusted most of the way closed. No wonder I wasn’t getting any air in my room, the air vents were utterly disgusting. I ripped all the air vents out of the walls and fresh air began streaming through the gaping holes that led to the ductwork. One problem solved. However, it created a new issue. Now my cat is way too curious about where these massive openings in the walls lead to. She stares into the ductwork all afternoon and tries to make it her private playground when I’m not looking. With one issue solved, the last thing I need is to lose my cat and fill in my air ducts with hair.