As we get deeper into the heat of summer, you will likely be turning your air conditioning unit on more and more. One of the easiest and most important ways to keep your AC running smoothly is by changing the filter. Almost every air conditioning system has a filter and its job is to remove particles from the air and keep your air conditioner clean.
Replacing your air conditioning filter regularly is a simple and cost-effective way to avoid costly repairs and replacements. Changing the filter in an overworked, inefficient unit will help keep your heating and air conditioning unit in operation and cut down on pollutants in your home. Indoor air quality is important for everyone, but if someone in the home suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems, it is especially important to make sure the unit is running with a clean filter. In addition to operational and health benefits, changing your AC filter is also an easy step towards lowering your energy bills and saving money in the long run.
When To Change Filters:
Experts recommend you check your unit’s air filter every month and change it every 1-3 months. However, depending on the time of year and other factors, this number may increase. Those who run their units year-round, own pets, smoke, have had construction or a wildfire in the area should change the filter more frequently. Replace a filter if it looks brown, dirty, or clogged. Always replace a filter that feels damp, to prevent mold growth.
Who To Call:
While changing a filter is one of the easiest ways to keep your HVAC system running at peak performance, sometimes replacing a filter alone is not enough. If you are a resident of the Ozarks area, Wheeler’s Heating and Air Conditioning can help service your current AC unit or install a new energy efficient system that will cool your home all summer long.