Recently, I was hanging out with some of my friends and they got to talking about cleaning the filters on their heating and A/C units.
I was shocked to hear that they clean their heating and A/C filters at least once a month.
I had no system that needed to be changed that frequently, however come to suppose of it, I was unaware of when the last time I had cleaned my heating and A/C filters was. I nodded along with my friends, even though I knew I had not been doing what I was supposed to do, however the next day, I took the time to clean all my filters. I turned the heating and A/C units off and removed all the filters! Sure enough, they were caked with dirt and dust. I took all of the filters outside and cleaned them off using the garden hose. Then, I laid them out until they were completely dry. It took about an hour in total. I upgraded all the filters and dusted off the surfaces of all of the heating and cooling vents. I even cleaned the baseboards! Once I realized how much I was slacking, I realized that it truly was not good for me to be breathing in dirty and dusty air. I kind of freaked myself out in the end, however from now on, I am going to make it a priority to clean my heating and cooling filters once a month at minimum. I even set a new reminder on my phone.