My nephew is a real smart kid.
The thing is, his voice always cracks because he’s coming into puberty.
I love my nephew, but it has been difficult talking to him and keeping a straight face. I can tell he gets embarrassed though, so I try to be as kind as can be. I also am impressed with this kid. He has been studying a lot about heating and cooling systems, and he offered to help us out when we had trouble with the air quality in our home. The first thing he did was help us check the air filter. He said that we needed to change the air filter regularly or there would be problems with the HVAC system. I would always change the air filter, but sometimes I went up to 4 months without having it changed. I also didn’t use the highest quality air filters, and my nephew was saying that’s not a good thing. He actually recommended that we use HEPA air filters. It made me laugh when he said ‘HEPA air filters’ because his voice squeaked. He got a little bit agitated and said that he was serious, and his voice squeaked again. I apologized to him for laughing, but I told him that we all have been through puberty so I definitely knew what that was like. I told him it was a good idea to invest in the HEPA air filters especially after hearing him explain how they pull 99.9% of contaminants from the air. That sounded like a great way to improve the air quality. He also said we needed to have our ductwork cleaned and that we should consider having a UV air purification system installed. It was like talking to an actual HVAC professional, except one who was going through puberty.