Man, do I dislike cleaning. I’m just not a naturally tidy person I guess. It’s not that I don’t like a clean house, so much as I’m simply incapable of maintaining one. I would much rather do a huge cleaning spree every month or so if I have to. I’d much rather have someone else come in and manage my vacuuming, dusting, and general housework. That is, if I could afford it. That’s why I dread the onset of Spring each year. When the time for Spring cleaning suddenly approaches I know that I will not have time to rest until it is done. Nothing is more aggravating than getting a few afternoons of warm and sunny weather, and then locking yourself in the house to clean up a year of messes. I can’t handle the process of being trapped inside a musty and stale house, while looking out the windows to see brilliant sun. The only thing that helps me tackle the mental distress of Spring cleaning is the existence of my whole-house fan. You see, we have a specialized ventilation system at the house that really helps us to manage the indoor air conditions. It’s called a whole-house fan, and it works amazingly well to draw a large volume of outdoor air into the house in the blink of an eye. The giant fan system removes hot stale air from the house by drawing in fresh air through the open windows and expelling it out through vents in the roof. Because the air upstairs is warmer, the cool air that is drawn up allows the house to feel cooler without having to run the air conditioner. It’s not a perfect system, but at least the fan improves the air quality quickly and allows us to take advantage of the cool spring air. This makes the cleaning process much nicer.