Over 1 million acres of forest land are on fire in this state and my family and I live incredibly close to a certain part that has been burning for the past 3 months.
The indoor air quality levels in our household are severely poor. Unluckily, the setback has been compounded by the fact that our nation is already in the midst of an emergency. The group of us don’t have the crucial supplies to clean the air in our household, because all of the air cleaner machines are out of stock due to the Coronavirus. Air purifier component sales are up 73% over the past 3 months and several well-known name brands are entirely out of stock online and in the store. My partner and I had to come up with a way to help the indoor air quality in our household because the two of us were coughing, sneezing, and experiencing other symptoms from the intense smoke and ash. The Home Improvement store has a bunch of air filters in stock, so I bought a dozen that are particularly made to trap smells and pollutants. I used two air filters to make a triangle box behind the fan. My partner and I placed the makeshift air cleaner in the front room by the door. As air moves through the home, dust, dirt, smoke, and ash become trapped in the air filters… So far, the makeshift air cleaner is working pretty well. I can tell that the air filters are catching particles that would otherwise be in the air. It’s not the best solution to our ongoing drawback, however at least it will supply some relief while the two of us are in these strenuous times.