For the longest time I have not been able to live a full life. I have been contained inside my home, feeling terrible and too afraid to walk outside the front door. Everyday I feel extremely ill and I don’t feel positive about any of the events that are taking place outside my home, either. Most of this has been due to my ongoing problems with airborne allergies. When I was younger I was notably allergic to outdoor contaminants such as pollen, grass, and dirt. I have had to stay away from highly polluted environments because my respiratory system could not handle the low air quality. Therefore, when I started having a lot of respiratory ailments again I decided that I should stay inside the house more often. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that I had developed indoor allergies as well. I could not understand why my immune system wasn’t making a comeback when I was safely indoors, with the heating and cooling system keeping me safe. It took several trips to the doctor before I finally gave up and called my local heating, cooling, and ventilation repair shop. At that time, the HVAC professional who arrived to inspect my heating and cooling devices suggested that perhaps I needed better indoor air quality management. We installed several HEPA filtration devices along with an air media purification system and my allergies almost immediately disappeared. Apparently I had become allergic to my own dander and dust. Without the added level of air purification on my side, there was no way to hide from my allergies. I just trapped myself with my own air pollutants indoors.