The other weekend, I noticed that the air in my residence was “off.” I felt basically like there was an odor in the air as well as the air felt sort of dirty.
I didn’t have any pets or children as well as I didn’t change my habits either, despite the fact that I knew the air quality setback was definitely something new. I wasn’t actually used to impure air. Before reaching out to an HVAC professional or running out as well as purchasing an up-to-date whole-house air purifier, I did my own research to check if there were any other homeowners who had experienced a similar problem as well as how they handled the issue. A good amount of the articles I study were fully discouraging because they either found a serious issue with their HVAC machine or they purchased rather fancy whole-house air purifiers. A tiny portion of the information I study online said that I could replace the air filter as well as it would improve my air quality by a pretty good amount. I wanted to avoid spending a huge amount of money, so I was honestly praying that it was a simple air filter switch. I was able to find the location where my air filter was kept as well as I unscrewed the front air vent cover to see the air filter. I was really shocked to see how dirty it was… There was a fairly good amount of brown dust that was actually caught in the filter as well as some of it was hanging off. As I tried to take out the outdated air filter, some of the dust came flying off. There happened to be a cloud of dust surrounding me as well as I began coughing. I had to walk away as well as catch my breath before putting the new air filter back in because there was too much dust.