Charlie: Here’s one from Reed in Northwest. Tom, he says, “I just listened to your show and I need some clarification. I have a five-inch thick media filter in the attic plenum for the AC. Do I still need that 1x20x30 filter in the air return in my hallway?
Tom: No you do not. And if you restrict the airflow in an air conditioning system, it can cause more problems than good, so let it flow, let the air go through, and be comfortable with the fact that you have the best filter system on the market, and that of course is that four to five-inch. People have a little different ones, but that media filter is absolutely awesome.
Charlie: Now Rick told us at Absolute Comfort Air when they put our system in, that we should go get what he called a rock catcher. You know, the really cheap one that you can practically see through?
Tom: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Charlie: And put that in our downstairs returns because of the dogs.
Tom: Oh, the rock catcher and the dogs. Dogs are … you know, it’s funny you say that. Dogs and all kinds of different animals, they do shed so much, people don’t realize the stuff you’re breathing, and eating, and smelling, and there’s so much dander in the air. He’s probably right about that. I’m not a pet owner, so I just kind of dismiss it. But, you know what, I know you have 14 dogs, you’re like a dog hoarder, right?
Charlie: We have four. We have four.
Charlie: No, hang on, three. I’m sorry, three.
Tom: Oh, 13.
Charlie: Four kids … yeah that’s right. We have four pets with two legs and three pets with four legs. That’s what it is.
Tom: And they run the house all they want.
Charlie: Oh yeah.
Tom: They just run all over.
Tom: But, yeah. No, the dogs are something else. And you have the furry dogs and the non-furry dogs. So I guess that could be, in Rick’s case, he saw your 13 dogs-
Charlie: Shut up.
Tom: … and he said, “Yeah, you better put one of those-