For as long as I’ve owned my house, I was always under the impression that the air filters I was regularly replacing were removing the dust and debri from the air in my home.
It wasn’t until I mentioned something during my latest HVAC tune up about my air filters that the HVAC professional called me out on my mistake.
He told me something that would change everything I believed about my HVAC system. According to him, the air filters I was putting in and out were simply to protect the inside of my HVAC equipment. These air filters had nothing to do with the air quality in my home! The HVAC professional also told me that if I wanted to improve the air quality of my home, I needed to install a special kind of air filter within the ductwork. This wasn’t something I could do on my own either because it needed to be professionally installed by an HVAC professional. The professional who installed them would help me pick the best air filter for my needs. I couldn’t believe this news because I was convinced that the air filters I was replacing were doing something. I suppose it was all a placebo effect though because my home’s air quality wasn’t getting any worse or better. The inside of my HVAC equipment was being kept clean though and that is what’s really important. Knowing this, I don’t think I’ll feel so much pressure to replace my air filter as frequently.