The pandemic was a total surprise to the entire world, it affected many people healthwise and financially, but no matter who you were, there was always a worry so many people opted to stay at home. I had worked at this eating establishment in the city since I was in school. I stayed there because the owner was the best and we made quite a good amount in tips. However, she had to close the establishment when the entire country went into self-quarantine. Without a source of income, it was time to make a few variations and tighten the belt before I found a way forward. A few weeks after losing my job, I had to call an HVAC worker to come to my house. It was summer time and time for the annual HVAC repair, and thankfully, I had paid for HVAC services in advance and was good for another 2 years! Otherwise, I wasn’t sure if I’d have afforded to hire her that day. The HVAC worker came one morning and got to work inspecting the HVAC equipment in my home. We spoke a bit about different ways to save energy so that I don’t pay big amounts. The lady commended me for keeping up with HVAC repair even though times were tough, and she also told me about washable air filters. These were a better choice than having to install new air filters in the HVAC equipment each week. She had an example of a washable air filter which she replaced in my unit. Also, she gave me contact info for a local HVAC store who sold washable air filters at a superb price.