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6 Frustratingly Filthy Filters

Clean your air filters. It’s the most common thing HVAC/R technicians tell their customers. Such an easy thing to do, yet so many neglect this simple task and the techs of the world get to deal with the ramifications.

In seeing these filthy filters in your day, there are probably a lot of thoughts that go through your mind. Here are our immediate reactions.

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1. At some point, you have to tell a customer it’s not supposed to look like that.


2. In their defense, it is much easier to clean if you can take the dirt off in one piece.


3. This is vintage dirt. It’s been in there since ’62. They couldn’t stand to toss it out − too much sentimental value.


4. Wait, is there actually any place that doesn’t have a thick layer of dirt on it?


5. Perhaps these customers keep the dirt and dust on there so they can leave secret messages to each other. You know, in case of the zombie apocalypse.


6. It’s like each fold gets dirtier and dirtier. We don’t even want to see what it looks like below.

Feel free to use this with your customers to show what can go terribly wrong with their filters. However, until they come up with automatically replacing filters, dirty filters like these will always be around. After all, it’s all in a day’s work, right?

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