When the hills around here bur, all we can do is close up the house and blast the air conditioner.
We don’t live close enough that we’re in any real danger of fire but we do get a lot of smoke.
Thankfully, our HVAC system can be set on a closed system. This makes the air conditioner take its air from inside the house, instead of outside of the house. That helps keep out a lot of smoke. We also have had the doors and windows sealed thoroughly. Still, we have to go in and out throughout the day so some smoke does make its way inside. That’s why we have a really good air purification system built into our HVAC system. It even has UV lighting to kill any viruses or bacteria that may be circulating around. The air purification system works really great and we can’t even smell the smoke in the house anymore. Our first year here, it was really bad. We hadn’t sealed the doors and windows yet and we certainly didn’t have an air purification system. My asthma was terrible as well. I could hardly breathe. We decided either we would have to find a way to keep the smoke out of the house, or we would have to move. The air purification system, along with getting the doors and windows sealed, cost a bit of money but it was so worth it. Besides, the air purification system helps me with my allergies in general. My asthma has been so much better since we got it. Now, with this virus going around, I’m super happy we have a good air purification system. I know that UV lighting will kill anything lurking in our house.