In order to effectively and efficiently cool your home, it’s vital that you trust a professional to inspect, service, and repair your air conditioner. However, there is at least one task you can do on your own that is essential to your system’s performance and efficiency. This is, changing your air conditioner’s filter.
Can This Be Done During Maintenance?
Even if you have AC maintenance performed twice a year rather than annually, this is too long to go between filter changes. Your air filter needs to be replaced at least every three months. If you have an exceptional amount of contaminants and/or pollutants moving through your home, this should be monthly. Contaminants can include pet dander, cigarette smoke, and more.
Your standard air filter protects the inside components of your HVAC system, and without it—or with a dirty, clogged air filter—your system has to work harder to achieve the cooling effect you desire. Eventually this wears down on the system, and it can no longer perform at peak efficiency.
How Do I Change It?
First, you’ll want to turn off your HVAC system, for safety purposes. Then you’ll need to determine what you need. Usually, the number and size of air filter you need for your system can be found printed on the side of your existing filter. When it comes to removing the old air filter, keep in mind that it has 1-3 months of trapped material in it, including allergens and irritants. Remove and dispose of this filter with care.
Should you need assistance with your air filter change, or any other type of air conditioning repair or service needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
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