I moved to Birminham, Alabama, nearly ten years ago. I relocated to the area because of a job opportunity. I knew no one in the city and was not familiar with any of the attractions. I was delighted to discover Hillsboro Trail, the Moss Rock Festival and Red Mountain Park. I just love kayaking and paddle boarding on the Cahaba River. Birmingham offers a diversity of opportunities because of the landscape and four distinct seasons. There are an average of 213 sunny days per year. We can expect about 26 inches of rain and around one inch of snow. The winter temperature drops down into the thirties. The summer season brings days in the mid nineties. While I spend as much time outdoors as possible, keeping a comfortable living environment is important. Both heating and cooling are requirements. The cost of running the furnace and air conditioner adds up quickly. In an effort to minimize energy waste, I’ve made a mission of tightening up the home. I’ve invested into Energy Star rated windows and doors. I’ve installed ceiling fans to help push heat down from the ceiling over the winter and create a cooling effect in the summer. Caulking and insulating have also helped to create an effective thermal envelope. While I’ve managed to reduce the workload of the heating and cooling systems, my energy saving measures have also eliminated essential ventilation. When I started having concerns with musty smells, airborne dust and other air quality issues, I asked a Birmingham HVAC contractor for advice. He suggested a whole-home air purifier.