Because of the high price of fuel for the boiler, my partner decided not to use the boiler this year and has been using the fireplace to heat the house; I’m not complaining about the fireplace, because it heated the home so well that I found it hard to sleep at night, but the only concern I had with the fireplace was when she brought in some unknown wood that smelled amazing! Unfortunately, the smell of the wood was the only thing that was amazing.
- It was also affecting my asthma.
I was waking up out of breath and with such a blinding headache that I could not see straight. I called my pulmonologist, and she told me to use oxygen at night, although I already was, then my oxygen levels were down to 88 when I woke up with the headache. I told my partner that I thought it was the wood in the fireplace. She thought I was wrong, despite the fact that she used something else for the next two days. It was the best rest I had in over a week. I had no headaches, slept all night, and I woke up with a normal oxygen level of 99. She didn’t feel the fireplace would be the source of my headaches, however neither did I. I was gleeful my pal and I found the reason behind the headaches and my lack of oxygen, however it bummed us out. Most of the wood my pal and I had leftover for the fireplace was the wonderful smelling stuff that I was allergic to, and we’re now talking about turning on the boiler and using it for the last few weeks of winter.