I stopped using washable Heating and A/C filters

I’m not a fan of having to buy upgradements when I know I can reuse something.

  • I enjoy those new reusable silicone plastic bags for food storage.

They have zippers on them and you can scrub them out after you are done using them. Instead of buying little plastic baggies from the grocery store and throwing them in the landfill, you can use these reusable silicone bags instead. I hate putting things in the landfill, especially plastic. There are a lot of items that my buddy and I use in our morning-to-day lives that are single use and end up in the garbage after just one round. That’s something that used to frustrate me about Heating and A/C filters. They cost around $15 for quality allergen-rated filters, and then you have to throw them in the garbage after 4 to 6 weeks of use. While most of them have only a little bit of plastic in them, it’s still a wasteful endeavor. That’s why I switched to using washable light track filters for a while. I enjoyed the idea of having an reusable Heating and A/C filter that I could scrub whenever I got dirty. However, the people who sold it to me didn’t tell me the ugly truth about these washable Heating and A/C filters. They’re nearly impossible to get completely dry after rinsing them, which leads to mold growth in the air conditioner. On top of that, they’re not very wonderful at filtering the air in the first location, and sporadically dust particles will go straight through the washable Heating and A/C filter medium and then that dust will get stuck on your evaporator coil. In these situations, you end up with an evaporator coil that is just coated in dust particles, leading to potential long term harm.

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