How often should you be replacing your air conditioner filter?
Replacing the filter in your air conditioning and/or heating system is one of the best and easiest things you can do to keep it working effectively and efficiently. The filter keeps particles (some visible and some not) from getting into the fan and motor. A dirty filter will reduce airflow which causes the system to run less efficiently and can lead to equipment damage, both of which cost you money.
We recommend getting your air conditioner serviced at least every 6 months, however, here are some factors to take into account to ensure that the system’s filter is functioning optimally.
Larger home that run their air conditioners more frequently would have to get their air conditioner filters replaced more often. Should you have allergies or asthma it might be wise to get your filters replaced more frequently, as well as having pets indoors as their hairs get trapped in the filters. Your unit has to be sealed properly to avoid getting unnecessary dust into the filters.
How to tell if it’s time for a change…
If your filter shows only a subtle layer of dirt under which the filter's material is still visible, your filter is in working order. If you hold the air filter up to the light and can’t see light through it, it’s too dusty and needs to be changed.
If in doubt, it's always best to err on the side of replacing your filter. Regular filter changes maximise airflow efficiency and increase indoor air quality, keeping your energy costs down and your breathing easy.
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