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Replacing air vent filters

This is part of a continuing series on ways we’re updating our almost 60-year-old house following the recommendations of a home energy audit.

We’ve made several easy, and mostly affordable fixes so far. One of the easiest was replacing the filter on our air vent. Our home came with a specially made one that you’re supposed to wash out once a month.

The guy who performed the energy audit pointed to the dust all around the vent and told us that you can’t get those vents clean enough for them to do an effective job. He suggested getting the regular blue ones and replacing them once a month. He said that it would help our system work more efficiently.

I know that we are generating more waste now. I may try to see if there’s something I can do with the old filters. At least we might be able to recycle the cardboard surrounding the filter.

The size of our vent is odd, so we had to special order the filters. But we have a new one in now.

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This entry was posted on March 14, 2012 by in At Home, Green and tagged , , .

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