It’s never fun when your HVAC system dies, especially when it’s not repairable any longer.
I’ve been through a few HVAC systems that died on me, but that’s because I used to buy them when they were used and already pretty old.
After all the hassle to have those old systems removed and having the next one installed, I learned it would be better overall to just go for a modern HVAC system. Back then, I didn’t realize how the modern models are extremely energy efficient. The old models I was using were not so energy efficient. I actually got used to not being comfortable all the time just to save on the heating and cooling bills. It wasn’t until some buddies were giving me some energy saving tips when I finally realized I could actually save money by making a smarter investment. It was kind of the same with air filters for me too. I would use those cheap fiberglass air filters, just because they didn’t cost a lot of money. My air quality was always lacking. When I finally started using a better HVAC system with better air filters, I knew that my air quality had improved a lot and I was protecting my investment at the same time. I came to learn that part of the reason my old HVAC systems would die on me was because of those cheap air filters I was using. They don’t even protect the inner workings of the HVAC system and hardly even help with the air quality. I hope others learn from my mistakes and choose to invest in nicer, more energy efficient systems while using quality air filters.