Until recently, I have consistently lived in houses, never an apartment. From birth until school, my parents owned a 2-story for entryway lake house up north that I grew up in. When I entered school, a few friends of mine decided to pool our currency together plus rent out a cheap condo near the school. Both of us did that every year for four years until the people I was with and I all graduated plus went off to separate graduate schools. I repeated the same thing in grad school with a up-to-date group of roommates. Now that I have my PhD plus finally landed a task, I was forced to move to a small lake house until I can save enough currency to rent out a house. Besides, it doesn’t make much sense for a single guy to rent a more than two entryway condo 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 several 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 plus A/C system in the ceiling above connected via ducts to the air handler, which was in a bizarre location in each home. With my apartment, my air handler is in a closet plus the return is literally an opening underneath the equipment that connects to a square hole in the wall with metal grates that condo your A/C filter. Unfortunately, that means my air return is directly next to my floor. I didn’t guess this would be an issue until Summer hit plus the heat waves plus day thunderstorms dropped the humidity outside plus brought with it all sorts of indoor air contaminants. It seems like I’m tracking in dirt, pollen, dust, plus mold every time I walk in from outside. I’m considering buying a up-to-date air handler if I can’t move soon, because my breathing is starting to get affected from the setup. I understand the constraints that smaller spaces put on 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!