I really do not like it when the winds are blowing to the west where I live. The reason for this is that when it happens, the air quality is bad. And I mean really bad. I have super horrible allergies and the only relief I can get from the west winds is from my whole home air purification system. The whole home air purification system cleans the indoor air quality of my home making it so I can breathe a bit easier when the air quality gets bad from the winds blowing west. This was the whole reason I bought the whole home air purification system in the first place. If I had not been in the situation with these west winds causing the bad air quality, I would not have had to invest in the whole home air purification system. But I am glad that the option was available and that the technology exists. Because the air quality gets so bad at those times that a portable air purification system would never work in cleaning the air quality. I know because I have tried before I got the whole home air purification system. It really is a godsend and a wonderful blessing that the whole home air purification system works so well to fight these west wind generated bad air quality days. I do not know what I would have done had this been 30 years ago! It would have been a real fight I can tell you that for sure. Praise air purifying technology!