AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Filter’

An Air Filtration FAQ

Monday, May 29th, 2017

tech-changing-air-filterAn air filter comes standard with any forced-air home air conditioning system, as you (hopefully) already know. However, few people are clear on how their air filters actually clean the air—and whether they are getting the filtration they really need from their home air conditioning systems. We want to answer some of the most common questions we hear about air filters and air filtration systems, starting with the basics.  

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What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Home Air Filter

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Most technicians recommend that homeowners replace the air filters in their home once a month, or at least every couple of months. But many homeowners neglect this task because they don’t really see the problem. If the air quality in the home seems fine, why bother?

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Will a Better Air Filter Make My Air Cleaner?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The quality of your indoor air can have a major effect on your comfort. Sure, temperature control is important if you want to feel comfortable in your home. But so is ensuring that the air is clean and free of allergens like pet dander and dust mites, or bacteria and viruses.

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Your Monthly Reminder: Time for a Filter Change

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

You have central heating and cooling, which is convenient in part because there’s not much to worry about. With window units, there’s a frequent problem with leaks, and you don’t get a central thermostat to control them. With portable heaters, you’re facing high energy costs and potential fires.

Central heating and cooling systems combine comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency. But they still need attention and maintenance like any other large system. That includes professional maintenance along with the things you do at home—like changing the filter. And this task is more important than you might think.

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Could Changing the Air Filter Help Fix Your AC?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

It’s possible! Your air conditioner has a number of parts—some of which use electricity and motors, some of which help refrigerant on its path through the system, and some of which stay still and don’t seem to contribute much at all. Of course, this just isn’t true: every component of your air conditioner is important including the air filter.

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Reminder: Change Your AC’s Filter for Better Performance and Efficiency

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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.

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Is a Dirty Air Filter Costing You?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

One of the most important things you can do for your home heating and AC system is to change the air filter. This isn’t only for your health; although this is an important purpose of an air filter. Air filters do stop particles from recirculating in the air, and they also stop particles from damaging the air conditioning or heating unit.

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Why It’s Important to Replace Your HVAC Air Filter

Friday, February 27th, 2015

As we come closer to another change of season, it’s important to remember that your air filter needs changing. A clogged and dirty air filter may seem somewhat harmless, but the truth is that an air filter full of dirt and dust can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. This is why air filter replacement in Savannah is so important. If you have trouble remembering to change your air filter, the experts at AAction Air can offer you some tips and tricks to help you remember. Are you experiencing problems that could be the result of a clogged air filter? Then call us today!

Problems Caused by a Dirty Air Filter

Your HVAC system was made to operate with a certain amount of air flow; if the system doesn’t have the needed air flow, multiple issues can develop:

Air Flow Problems

The job of your HVAC system’s air filter is to stop large amounts of dirt and dust from entering your system; it also helps stops debris from entering the system. But air still has to pass successfully through the filter for your HVAC to work. When the filter is too clogged and dirty, it acts as a stop-gag for the air rather than as a filter. One of the most immediate problems that develops from this is low air flow.

Icing

If you have an air conditioner, or use a heating and cooling system that uses refrigerant, such as a heat pump, you have an air filter for the system. One problem that can develop from low air flow caused by a dirty air filter is icing on some of the parts, particularly the evaporator coils. This is because the lack of proper air flow causes an imbalance between the warm parts and the cool parts of the system, and condensation develops that then quickly freezes.

High Energy Bills

Low air flow from a dirty air filter forces your HVAC system to work harder because the system doesn’t have the amount of air it needs to heat or cool your home. The result of any HVAC having to work harder is more energy usage, and you’ll see this reflected in your home’s monthly energy bills.

With regular air filter replacement for your HVAC in Savannah, you can stave off a number of potential problems. If you need any kind of assistance with your HVAC’s air filter, call AAction Air today!

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Air Conditioning Repair Tip: Why Your Filter is Clogged

Monday, August 26th, 2013

No matter what is wrong with your air conditioning system, you need to address the problem promptly to keep your home comfortable. All of the components within your AC must work together. If even one is compromised, then the performance of the system as a whole will suffer. One integral piece of your air conditioning system is the air filter. If it becomes clogged, there can be some pretty serious ramifications for the performance of your AC. Here are some reasons you air filter may be clogged from the Savannah air conditioning repair pros at AAction Air.

The most obvious reason for a clogged air filter is simply that there are a high number of pollutants within the air in your home. The air filter in your air conditioning system is not really meant to improve indoor air quality. Instead, its primary function is to protect the inner components of your AC. If you live in a home where a number of pets, general cleanliness or other situations lead to high levels of air pollutants, this filter may be overwhelmed. Investing in an appropriate air filter to trap airborne pollutants can help prevent clogs in the air filter within your AC.

Another reason that your air filter is clogged may come down to poor maintenance practices. In almost every instance, it is necessary to contact a professional HVAC technician to complete necessary AC maintenance services. One of the most important tasks, though, is one you can perform yourself: regularly changing your air filter. If you fail to do so, your air filter will eventually clog up. This reduces indoor air quality in your home, the efficiency with which your system operates, and your overall comfort.

If you have any questions about how to keep your AC operating properly, or if you need to schedule air conditioning repair in Savannah, call AAction Air. We have the answers to all your questions, and we can complete any repair services you may need.

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