A Rise in Temperature Increases MS Symptoms[Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to the column “A Great Cause for the HVAC Industry” April 27.]
I wanted to thank Barb Checket-Hanks for the article acknowledging the challenges individuals with MS [Multiple Sclerosis] suffer from in warmer environments. Just like the article featured, I had a ductless mini-split installed into my office so I can keep the temperature cooler.
In June 2005, I lost vision in my right eye (optic neuritis); it was my first sign of MS as it attacked my right eye. No major attacks since. But I experience the challenges she described, especially with my vision. When the temperature increases, my functioning eye suffers by getting blurry.
Three shots per week and I just enjoy today, because tomorrow is a mystery. Twenty-five percent of MS sufferers do not get shut down physically. So either way, enjoy life and appreciate how special today is. Yes, proper a/c is crucial for MS sufferers.
HVAC Sales and Product Manager
South Division, Thos. Somerville Co.
Be Knowledgeable and Stay InformedIt is refreshing to see someone who can put things in perspective [like Peter Powell did in his column “Why It All Doesn’t Matter,” April 6]. Be knowledgeable and informed. His closing paragraph sums it all up. Cost effective and energy efficient, not doomsaying.
L.Q. Johnston Repair Shop Inc.
Getting Paid for the Extra Work Provided[Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to the article “Who Is Responsible for the Building Envelope?” by D. Brian Baker, May 25.]
I am an HVAC contractor that is doing home energy audits, BPI- [Building Performance Institute-] certified. I loved Baker’s article, he was right on target. Thank you for writing that and getting it out there.
General Manager/Certified Building Analyst
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