Remembering to change air filters is something a lot of people forget to do. Even if we have a reminder set on our thermostat, we can look at it, mean to replace it, and then get distracted with other tasks.
The best solution for busy people is to schedule air filtration services with KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Our air conditioning service techs will stop by, bring a new air filter, and replace your existing one. Nothing could be easier to ensure your HVAC unit gets the attention it deserves.
If you’re suffering from the effects of poor indoor air quality, contact us and ask about the many options available to remedy that.
Why AC Filter Replacement is Important
If you’re one of those people that don’t think they have to stay on top of air conditioner filter replacement, or if you’re too busy to perform this chore, consider these reasons why something so simple is so crucial to your air conditioning system.
Decreases Performance in Summer
Experts recommend that you change your air conditioner filter every one to three months at a minimum. When your air filter gets clogged with dirt and debris, it obstructs airflow, which impedes your AC’s performance. Not only does your air conditioner work harder, but it also causes premature system wear, reduces energy efficiency, increases energy bills, and causes more frequent AC repairs.
Increases Chances of System Failure
As air filters age and deteriorate, they can release fibers directly into the moving parts of your AC system, which can cause mechanical breakdowns that are costly to repair. They can also allow pet hair, pet dander, dirt, and dust to get into the system that reduces the overall lifespan of your heating and cooling system.
Decreases Indoor Air Quality
You may have heard that the air inside your house can be more polluted than the air outside, which is true. So, if you have respiratory problems or allergies, a dirty air filter can trigger these more often.
If you want to get the best, healthiest air quality at home, then keeping your air conditioner filter clean is one of the most important things you can do. Depending on the filter, it can screen out a multitude of pollutants, particulates, and pathogens, allowing everyone in the house to breathe easier.
For expert AC filter replacement, call the pros at KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning.
How Often Should You Change an HVAC Filter?
You’ll find plenty of information online about how often you should change your HVAC filter. Some say you should do it every month while others say every six months is reasonable. However, the truth is that there’s no one right answer for all situations. How regularly you should change your HVAC filters depends on a variety of factors including:
- The brand of air filter
- Your total indoor air quality
- The number of pets
- The size of your household
- Air pollution levels around your home
A good rule of thumb is to perform a monthly inspection of the air filter. If it looks dirty, then replace it, even if you have a 3-month filter. Frequent air filter changes indicate air duct leaks. So you should schedule air duct cleaning and sealing AC service as soon as possible.
To get the healthiest air at home, contact us about our air purifiers.
Furnace Filter Replacement
You might be wondering about your furnace filter and whether it requires the same attention you give to your AC filter. It depends on the type of heating and cooling system you have installed. Some systems share a single air filter, so as long as you inspect it monthly and change it when needed, or have our HVAC and plumbing service company do it for you, you are all set.
However, some HVAC systems have separate air filters. So, the best way to determine whether your furnace filter requires cleaning or replacing is to look at it. If it’s visibly dirty, and you can’t see the filter material, it should be replaced. Also, pay attention to your heater; if you notice it’s running more frequently than usual, it’s a good indication that your filter needs to be replaced. Last, if your home appears to be more dusty than usual, especially after you’ve just cleaned, it could mean that your filter is dirty.
Expert AC & Furnace Maintenance in the Palm Desert
Experience the difference working with a locally owned company makes. For air conditioning installation, AC maintenance, AC tune-ups, HVAC services, furnace maintenance, HVAC emergencies, and regular inspections of air filters, call KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Palm Springs at 760-327-8718.