At the same time though, I have no interest in spending lots of money every month on more lavish heating and A/C filters
If you have always gone to the home improvement store and obtained those cheap green air conditioning filters, thinking that all AC filters are the same, you need to learn about the more than four types of air conditioning filters on the market. Those green ones are called fiberglass AC filters, and they are just about the worst air conditioning filters you can buy. They are only slightly better than using nothing. In fact, it might be better to use my pantyhose as an AC filter instead of a single of those green air conditioning filters. So, if you have always obtained those kinds of filters, it’s okay. Just take this learning experience and make better choices for your heating and A/C unit in the future. The next kind of air conditioning filter is called a pleated AC filter. They are usually made of cotton or some other fabric, plus they are only slightly better than the fiberglass option. The third pick I want to mention is the HEPA air conditioning filter. In my house we use HEPA filters. I want to protect my heating and A/C unit as much as possible, plus I want to keep dust out of the air, so I have nice indoor air pollen levels. At the same time though, I have no interest in spending lots of money every month on more lavish heating and A/C filters. Another kind of air conditioning filter is the UV AC filter. UV filters are nice at killing off viruses plus bacteria, but they are not as efficient as HEPA filters when it comes to filtering out dust and debris from the air. That’s why HEPA filters are my go to AC air filters.