Hello, Harvard or Boston resident. I am wicked tired. I try to park my car in Harvard Yard. Its not easy. Listen I am making this news article because there are to many apartments with wicked bad air quality in the community. You either put on your dust mask and get in your apartments attic or basement and get dusty/dirty find out if your furnace has a replaceable or cleanable air filter or suck bad air and get sick/asthma problems move out of your apartment pay more rent, move into an apartment with a new filter, that gets plugged up as soon as you move in and the cycle starts again. Landlords either don't care about the air-filter or only care once (the day you move in). Either buy a swiss IQair or call a service technician to help, its part of our job to get into 2'x2' attic hole. I have been to one place (i.e. Kendall St. Brookline), the Landlord has never changed the attic air-filters, and the one in the basement was plugged up with black dust.
Before you are moving into an apartment make sure you see an exhaust for the bathroom fan on the outside of the building. There was an apartment on Pembroke st. Boston that I did service (not for air quality) that had a bathroom fan on the first floor pushing humid air into the ceiling space, which was a 1' high space that stretches across the apartment building. It was a living ecosystem in there. I am sure the residents move out every 6 months, that air quality motivates all kinds of mold and fungus and living crawling creatures, I saw it with my one eye, even the swiss IQair can't handle it. The resident should seal the fan space, and use a open window for venting in this scenario.
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Change your filters every 3 months for Harvard quality air with a brand name (not generic).
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