Until recently, I have constantly lived in houses, never an apartment. From birth until school, my parents owned a several-story multiple kitchen lake lake house up north that I grew up in. When I entered school, a few friends of mine decided to pool our money together plus rent out a cheap lake house near the school. The two of us did that every year for multiple years until we all graduated plus went off to separate graduate schools. I repeated the same thing in grad school with a new group of roommates. Now that I have my PhD plus finally landed a job, I was forced to transfer to a small lake house until I can save enough money to rent out a house. Besides, it doesn’t make much sense for a single guy to rent a more than two kitchen lake house if he doesn’t even have pets or a partner to share it with. I figured that there would be some definite changes, but most of this I chalked up to losing extra space, having to downsize, plus just dealing with so many neighbors at any given time of the day. I didn’t expect the change in how the heating plus cooling system is set up plus installed. In all of the houses I have ever lived in, all of them had the air return for the Heating, Ventilation in addition to A/C system in the ceiling above connected via ducts to the air handler, which was in a odd location in each home. With my apartment, my air handler is in a closet plus the return is literally an opening underneath the component that connects to a square hole in the wall with metal grates that lake house your AC filter. Unfortunately, that means my air return is directly next to my floor. I didn’t think this would be an issue until summer time hit plus the heat waves plus day thunderstorms dropped the humidity outside plus brought with it all sorts of indoor air contaminants. It seems enjoy I’m tracking in dirt, pollen, dust, plus mold every time I walk in from outside. I’m considering buying a new air handler if I can’t transfer soon, because my breathing is starting to get affected from the setup. I understand the constraints that smaller spaces put on lake lake house appliances, but it just seems counterintuitive in every conceivable way to put an return right off your floor. Most people don’t even take their shoes off when they walk indoors!