I kept sneezing
I think there needs to be a literal change in the air in the gym where I’ve been working out for the past six months. Ever since I’ve been there, I’ve been noticing a distinct decrease in the indoor air quality in the building where the gym is located. It’s the weirdest thing, but every time I work out, I end up sneezing my head off in the car all the way home. At first I thought it was something in the heating vents in my car that was making me sneeze. I mean, of course, I start the heating in my car on the way home, since I’m usually really sweaty after working out and the cold temperature outside makes me feel like a popsicle! So I thought maybe it was the heating system in my car that was making me sneeze. But then one day, I had to drive my husband’s car to the gym and I sneezed just as much on my way home that day! I knew that I couldn’t be allergic to his car’s heating system and my car’s heater too! So I figured out that it had something to do with the indoor air quality in the gym. I talked to the manager of the building, and I found out that sure enough, the ductwork in the building hasn’t been cleaned in the past five years! Who knows what kind of dust and debris is floating around in that gym, especially when the heating system kicks in? I immediately complained about all the sneezing and he said that he would call the local HVAC company to come in next week.