For over 20 years, I’ve been happy to have another excuse to use my air conditioner in the summer months. Not only is it an awesome alternative to a heat pump, but it’s a way to get fresh cleaner air all year long.
This is true. I use a filter a couple times a year myself. It works great. However, there are multiple companies that make air filters that cost less for the same purpose. So, if you want to replace the filter of your air conditioner, you’ll want to shop around. You can get the basic type of filter for around $50. If you want a higher-end version, you can find that for about $100.
The reason there are so many air filters out there is that there are actually two main types of air filters, the type that works with your furnace and the type that works with your heat pump. The difference is that the heat pump filters are designed to be used with your furnace. By contrast, furnace filters are designed to filter out dust and debris that may be getting into your heat pump, but are generally less expensive and cleaner to use.
Although many air filters are made to be used with your furnace, some are designed specifically for your heat pump. The reason there are so many furnace filters out there is because the heat pump filters are designed to be used with your furnace and are designed to be as cheap and as dirty as possible. If you want to replace your furnace filter, you can do so with a furnace filter that works as well as an air filter but is still dirt cheap.
One of the most common reasons homeowners take out their furnace filter is to clean their furnace’s air filter. This is a huge expense and you will pay for it in the long run. You also won’t realize until you have to spend a couple hundred bucks on a filter that your furnace’s air filter is just as dirty and that your furnace is less than a second cleaner and less expensive than the air filter that your furnace uses.
With the new filter, you save money that you can use to upgrade furnace or buy a new one. Plus it is dirt cheap.
For those who don’t want to spend a couple hundred bucks on a new filter, there are several options for a cheap air filter replacement. You can go to Lowes, Home Depot, or other big name home improvement stores and they will have you pick up a new filter for $20. Or you can go to a neighborhood home improvement store and they will replace the old filter for around $15.
I could go into the details of what that filter replacement process entails, but I’ll spare you that and tell you that it involves lots of duct tape. It’s also not a quick process. You will need to have a replacement filter installed, the old one removed, and a new filter installed.
When I do a new home, especially one that has been under construction for a long time, I always think that it will be a nightmare to clean up. I guess its no surprise that when I was renovating my own house, I spent a lot of money on chemicals, cleaners, and all sorts of other things that don’t really work anyway.
There’s also the issue of the water. In a lot of new construction, the builder will install the water-recovery system, and then add filtration media in the pipes that run to the water. This is a common practice in the new construction world (like mine), so you will need to replace that as well.