It took forever as well as was awful
I have only washed an air filter one time as well as vowed never again. Heating as well as A/C systems have some type of a/c filter in them. The air filter function is to catch dust from going into the system. After a month of use, the filter gets plugged. Most air filters are then tossed as well as a brand current one is put in the system. To save currency, there are washable filters. You can take out this filter, wash in the coils as well as reclaim it up to three times. Air conditioning filters are not that lavish. They can range from $5-30 dollars at your local hardware store. I only tried a washable filter because I hated making the trip to the store. The work involved with the filter was not worth it though. First, you have to remove the filter from the system. It is work getting out the metal case that holds the filter. Then you need to take the filter out of the holder as well as then remove the surrounding materials. After you get the actual Heating as well as A/C filter, the metal needs to be cleaned. I realized I did not have the usual tools to wash it. The small holes had tons of gunk in it as well as water just ran through them. I had to remove the gross stuff by hand. It took forever as well as was awful. At the end of it, 30 bucks as well as a trip to a hardware seemed straight-forward. I buy the Heating as well as A/C filters in bulk as well as store them too; Every month I am gleeful to toss as well as get a current filter.