Switching between different kinds of filters can affect system performance

I never tire of learning new skills and information.

Just last week I learned how to change the oil in my car and then watched a video tutorial the following day on replacing the belt in my clothes dryer.

Although I have always been handy with tools, video publishing platforms on the web have given me a completely new outlook on DIY projects and home repair. You feel unstoppable once you start fixing things you previously knew nothing about, or always felt would be too arcane or difficult to actually sit down and learn. I figured I’d never get any better at playing the piano until I found a video series that takes people from the ultimate basics as far into technical proficiency you could ever ask for, with lessons on pieces by Beethoven and Mozart once you reach that degree of skill. But, probably more practical than artistic skills and information is basic home maintenance, like the heating and cooling system. I mistakenly always assumed that there was little difference between one kind of air filter and another. Spending an extra $5 on a flimsy piece of cardboard never felt justified to me, so I tend to buy the cheapest filters money can buy. Granted, this means the highest degree of air flow in your air conditioner, but that’s not always a good thing. Filters are not inside your system simply as a means of keeping microbes out of your breathing air, the other major reason is to keep particulate out of the evaporator coil. Any little bits of dust or dirt accumulating on the coils can lead to corrosion, damage, and eventual failure. Plus, simply replacing this part is not only costly but also time consuming, often requiring extra labor fees compared to normal maintenance or repair jobs.

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