That room was always so stagnant feeling


For about 25 years I’ve been venturing up north to visit my grandma in her cute little retirement community.

She’s been residing in the same old person’s neighborhood this entire time.

She really loves living there, being surrounded by people her own age and having endless activities to keep her active. She’s very social and I think that it’s an excellent situation for her as she progresses into geriatric territory. When I go to visit, I like to stay with her well enough. It’s quite comfortable in her home, but the spare bedroom is particularly uncomfortable. For some reason, this space feels different than the rest of the house. Literally. It seems like the indoor air temperature controls simply don’t service the spare bedroom as intensively as the rest of the home. This back bedroom consistently feels warmer and much stuff here than everywhere else inside of the house. I’ve gotten quite accustomed to sleeping in this stagnant indoor air, and I stopped asking my grandma what was going on with her heating and cooling equipment. Hilariously, a few weeks ago I found out that there truly was a reason for this indoor discomfort. As the summer heat and humidity settled in, my grandma began complaining a bit about her indoor air quality. We called out a heating and cooling technician to examine her HVAC system, at which time they poked their heads into the air ducts for a quick diagnosis. When they arrived in the spare bedroom, they found that the air vent was 100% plugged with quilting batting. It turns out my Grandma had sealed up that air vent to save money 20 years ago and completely forgotten about it.

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