The pandemic was a total surprise to the entire world, but it affected numerous people healthwise and financially! No matter who you were, there was always a worry so many people opted to stay at home. I had worked at this restaurant in the neighborhood since I was in school. I stayed there because the owner was the best and we made quite a good amount in tips, however, he 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, and a few weeks after losing my job, I had to call an HVAC specialist to come to my house. It was Summer and time for the annual HVAC repair! Thankfully, I had paid for HVAC services in advance and was good for another 2 years, and otherwise, I wasn’t sure if I’d have afforded to hire her that day. The HVAC specialist came one morning and got to work inspecting the HVAC unit in our home. We spoke a bit about different ways to save energy so that I don’t pay expensive amounts. The lady commended me for keeping up with HVAC repair even though times were tough. She also told me about washable air filters. These were a better option than having to install new air filters in the HVAC unit each week. She had an example of a washable air filter which she installed in my unit. Also, she provided me contact info for a local HVAC store who sold washable air filters at a good price.