When I first found out I was pregnant, I was very scared so I went to a women’s shelter. The shelter was a government initiative that helped pregnant women and teens with shelter and assistance until they were able to stand on their own. I had been at the shelter for three months and the experience was better than I had imagined. There was a heat pump to help keep us cool from the summer heat, we had hot food every day and a roof over our heads. On Friday, the matron announced that the governor had donated an air purification system to the shelter that would help improve the indoor air quality thus promoting the respiratory health of pregnant women and more importantly the newborns. The air purifier was delivered by technicians from the local business who proceeded with the installation. The technicians came in and out of the shelter carrying equipment such as air ducts for the ductwork. During the duct sealing process, I had to take a walk in the garden as the shelter became very noisy. The heat and AC products I saw seemed very complex and expensive. The technicians also changed our thermostat to a wireless one that only the matron could control. I struck up a conversation with one of the techies who explained the function of the air quality system as well as what an owner could do to ensure it lasted very long since it is very costly. The regularly scheduled duct cleaning was the first requirement followed by keeping the air filters free from dust by cleaning the washable filter every 3 to 6 months. A few months later, I gave birth and I had never been happier to have gotten help from the amazing people at the shelter.