I had been using an outdated media air cleaner in our room for the last four years.
Things didn’t start out so well as I forgot to substitute the disposable filter inside the media air cleaner for the first 2 years of use.
I’m surprised it didn’t fry the fan motor from having such a heavy restriction on air flow. Without wasting any time, I bought a new filter for the media air cleaner. This helped with our indoor air quality, however I kept finding a lot of dust on surfaces throughout our house. I called to have a heating and cooling corporation inspect our home’s climate control equipment. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get our air conditioner, gas furnace, media air cleaner, and ductwork tested by a professional. Surprisingly enough, our outdated media air cleaner was still in fantastic shape after I diligently cleaned it out recently. Sadly, our air conditioner wasn’t in superb shape. The outdated machine wasn’t cooling our air as efficiently any longer and it was leaking inside the ductwork. I don’t have the money to buy a new central heating and cooling system, especially not new ductwork. If I get a new central air conditioner again, I’m going to get a machine with a higher SEER rating so it’s more powerful and energy efficient at the same time. But I’m also considering other options. I could forgo getting another central air conditioner in favor of a small network of ductless mini splits. With these heating and cooling systems, there’s an individual machine in each zone or room of your house. Zone controlled Heating and Air Conditioning is superb because there’s no leaky ductwork to worry about, and you can heat or cool each space depending on which parts of your house you use the most.