The air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat all helps make you who you are. Clean living, as those from the country call it, can lead to a long life without many illnesses. Take my grandfather for instance, he was raised on a farm where they grew their own food and his mom always cooked from scratch. Very seldom would they even eat at a restaurant because my grandmother insisted that they put chemicals in the food. I sometimes wish that I live such a simple life but I am an accountant who lives in a large city and I am surrounded by toxins and pollution. I live in a world where everywhere I go has a HVAC system that controls the air quality and the temperature. I tend to eat out a lot or grab some ready-made thing from the local market and I have no idea what is in my food. I try and stay as healthy as I can by eating fresh fruits and vegetables but even those aren’t always readily available where I live. I think back to the days when I would go visit my grandparents on the farm and help in the fields during the summer, they didn’t even have an air conditioner and they had a boiler to keep their house warm in the winter time. They can sit outside in the evening and enjoy the fresh air without a care in the world. I don’t know that I could live that way full time because I would miss having an HVAC system to keep me cool in the summer. My parents now own the farm where my grandparents used to live so I go back when I can to take a break from city life. I just make sure she go during the spring or the fall when the temperatures are more moderate because they still don’t have air conditioning.
Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? The air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat all helps make you who you are. Country folks call it clean living, and I can’t imagine a better term for it. People who have experienced life where they grow their own food and cook from scratch have a different outlook on life than those who live in the city. They also have the luxury of simply sitting out on the porch and breathing in fresh air in the evening instead of living in climate-controlled spaces that require filters to keep the air clean. I am one of those people who lives in the city and sometimes dream of one day moving outside to where there are wide open spaces and plenty of trees. I am surrounded by toxins and pollution and must rely on my HVAC system to provide the ventilation I need to breathe well. My building even installed separate air purification systems in each apartment just to ensure that the residents are healthy. Without this I may be forced to take allergy medications and I could possibly become ill from germs that may be spreading throughout the building. I would love to one day just be able to open my windows and breathe in the night air instead of the smog that rises from the streets below. Maybe one day in the future when I retire I can do this and only have to rely on my HVAC system when it is truly hot outside or in the middle of winter when it is snowing. I may even grow a small garden myself one day just for the enjoyment of doing so.
Have you ever wondered why farmers live such healthy lives? The air you breathe, water you drink, and the food you eat all help make you who you are. People who grow food and raise livestock for a living know this better than most. They tend to eat only what they raise and cook food that is healthier than those of us who purchase ready made items in the local grocery store. My grandfather was a farmer, and although he enjoyed the occasional cigar, lived to be over 90 years old. I live in the city and I am surrounded by toxins and pollution. I must rely on my HVAC system to supply the ventilation I need to have healthy air in my home. There is a factory just blocks away, and the smoke in the air is so thick that I wonder about the affects it may be having on my body. I’m being dramatic, however I undoubtedly know that my air filters make the difference between my being sick or healthy. Did you know one of the main reasons the HVAC systems were developed wasn’t temperature control? It was the need for proper ventilation. Without a clean air, buildings would start to foster germs and spread diseases. Either that, or the chemicals produced by companies would make the employees sick. When you hear about some offices being “sick buildings” it usually means improper ventilation has caused a buildup of poor things in the air quality. As time went on, they developed HVAC systems for the home to clean the air and the byproduct of this technology was the cool comfort that we enjoy today. At least if we must live in a city, and not on the farm, we can still enjoy clean air.
The air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat all helps make you who you are. Country folks call it clean living, and I can’t think of a better term for it. Living clean keeps your body clean, which gives you better health and makes you happier and more successful. And clean living doesn’t have to be boring. My grandpa smoked a cigar every day for seventy years, but was as fit as a fiddle. I myself have never smoked, I don’t like the smell, and also since I live in the city I am surrounded by toxins and pollution and rely on my powerful HVAC system to provide the ventilation I need to breathe well. There is a factory two blocks away, and the smoke in the air is so thick sometimes that without a good ventilation system I might be dead already. Okay, so I’m being dramatic, but I really do think these air filters are the difference between sickness and health. Did you know one of the driving forces behind HVAC technology isn’t temperature control, it’s proper ventilation. Without a good air supply, circulation, and especially ventilation, buildings can start to foster germs and spread diseases like influenza. When you hear about some offices being “sick buildings” it usually means improper ventilation has caused a buildup of bad things in the air quality. I do not want to be sick, I like my lungs, so I run my central A/C unit whenever I’m home. And if the temperature is nice out, then I will cut the A/C but keep the system fans running.