Easy ways for each of us to reduce our footprint on the earth
I admit, I only change mine once a year - I only run the furnace a few months out of the year so I think I'm OK? My furnace is a new super high efficiency gas furnace so the filters run close to $40 a piece (triple the basic ones), but I'm hoping with my lesser use that it's not polluting the world. I'm curious, has anyone tried the permanent electrostatic filters that are washed clean? http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/install-a-permanent-furnace-filter.html
I am glad you posted this....It reminded me that I need to do that to our furnace filter! Thanks!-Alyson
Thanks for the reminder! Actually reminds that I need to have our heating/cooling ducts cleaned too.
This is critically important for many reasons but be careful with the filters you use. If you use a filter with a tight mesh in it then you will choke off the air flow even more which will make your unit run longer and work harder. The proper air filter is one that you can see a newspaper ad through but not to the point where you can read the ad. It is also important to change the filter often because it will decrease the amount of dust in your house and in your HVAC system.
Thanks for the reminder. I fill silly for having put it off for so long, and Changing Filters took only a few minutes, which is pretty good considering the benefits.While our filters are pretty inexpensive, I'd like to experiment with hosing them off in a few months so I'm not adding to the waste stream.