Why Settle For Anything Less Than Recyclable Air Conditioning Filters?

When you were a little kid, did you ever want to be a superhero? If you’re like most people, your answer would probably be yes. While superhuman powers like flight and x-ray vision may not be possible in this world, there’s nothing to say you can’t do your part to help save the planet, just as you are!

You can be an environmental hero by making one conscious, eco-friendly decision at a time. Adjusting to your new resolution to “go green” can be a tad overwhelming at first, but is indeed rewarding. You can take the first step toward starting your new life as an environmental hero today by switching to recyclable air conditioning filters!

Can’t Recycle

I should begin by saying that not all air filters are created equal, and not all air filters can be recycled. While almost all air filters look the same, with the same shape and cardboard frame on them, the material inside the frame that makes up the filter itself isn’t always eco-friendly.

Staying informed about what materials your HVAC filters are made of is a critical factor to being a responsible recycler. For example, throwing materials such as fiberglass, plastic, and wire mesh into the recycling bin can actually cause more harm than good.

When picking an air filter for your home talk to a trusted HVAC technician, like the ones at Air Comfort Service, about ways in which air filters you can and can’t recycle. A qualified heating and cooling expert can help you find recyclable filters for your home’s HVAC systems.

Eco-Friendly Filters

Did you know that there are different options you can choose from when it comes to eco-friendly air filters? Most people don’t realize that there are other options besides just buying disposable filters, or don’t care to buy anything else.

If you’re interested in making your home more eco-friendly, look out for a washable air filter. These are fairly easy to come by and are a perfect option for people who want to become more conscious of the choices they make and how they affect our environment.

It takes just 15 minutes to wash a washable filter, and they can last up to 10 years. Washable filters are a little more expensive than a disposable filter, but you won’t need to buy another one for the next ten years, as long as you keep it clean. The cost of disposable filters will add up, year after year.

Used Filters

Reusing a disposable filter is never a good option. By reusing a used filter, you are compromising your indoor air quality and allowing dust particles to circulate throughout your house.

Not only will this cause damage to the mechanical parts of your unit, but it will ultimately lead to health problems for the people living inside the home.

Do your part to keep your family safe and your planet healthy. Set a goal to be more conscious of the choices you make, starting with your air filter. If you have any further questions about switching to washable air conditioning filters, call Air Comfort Service today. We are ready to answer all of your questions and help you take the first steps toward a greener, more eco-friendly life.