Air Filters

Living in an apartment has perks like the maintenance team.  If something breaks, we just file a maintenance request and they fix it for free (unless you do something stupid like light your living room on fire – you probably would have to pay for that).  Once every three months they come in and switch out our air filters (also for free).

Besides large moths I don’t think this filter is catching anything.  The grating the air has to go through first has smaller openings than this.  We didn’t think much about the air filter being crappy until Taylor noticed that two days after dusting it would look like he hadn’t dusted in months.  Luna starting to shed for the warmer weather wasn’t helping either.

So we went and bought our own for $15 (for comparison, you can buy a box of 12 of the crappy filters for $35 online).  After we put it in, Taylor didn’t need to dust for several weeks.  Thanks apartment complex for taking our rent and only using $12 of it a year to replace our air filters.  If we want filters that actually work we have to shell out an additional $60 a year.

In searching for the cost of these crappy filters I found this statement on the website:

“All EZ-Flow II Filters are sold in quantities of 12 which is perfect considering this type of filter should be changed every 30 days…”

So not only are we getting terrible filters but the apartment complex is using them for three times as long as they should be.  Excellent.

BONUS RANT!

When I was “researching” for this post I was talking to Taylor on G Chat.  Here is the transcript.  Excuse the lack of capitalization, poor grammar, and bad language (hi Nana!).

me:  “All EZ-Flow II Filters are sold in quantities of 12 which is perfect considering this type of filter should be changed every 30 days”
are you freaking kidding me?

me:  I really want to send this to the front office and be like, if you are going to use these shitty filters you need to change them out once a month

OR, you know, just buy us better filters

Taylor:  go ahead
i doubt they’ll listen though

but it’s worth a shot

me:  they won’t listen
I don’t even think they work for 30 days
they’ll say the manufacturer just says that so they’ll buy more

me:  they are using 0.07% of the money we give them to replace our filters

Taylor:  what percent would you like them to use?

me:  more than that

me:  just 4 times more so they can buy the filters we are using
this is what we should do
collect a cup full of dust
take the shitty filter into the office
I’ll hold it out horizontally and you pour the cup of dust over it
then we’ll do the same thing with the nice filters
and then they’ll be like “oh you made a huge mess”
and we’ll be like “welcome to our lives EVERY DAY with your filters”

-Sara

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One response to “Air Filters

  1. how did I miss that you are blogging again? YESSSSS!!!!!!

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