3 Signs Your Air Filter Needs to Be Replaced

When the summer comes, you know that your air conditioner is going to work extra hard. But what about the air filters in it? How do you know that they need to be changed? Below are three signs that your air conditioner needs a new air filter.

1. Your Filter Looks Damaged or Dirty

Based on the use your air conditioner gets, you’re going to need to change its filter every 30 to 90 days. Don’t know if it needs a new one now? Look at its filter and see if there is any dirt and dust on it, since those are clear signs you should replace it.

You should also look and see if there’s any damage like holes, wrinkled areas or tears. If you see any of these, then it’s time to replace your filter. If the filter is damaged, it can allow air that is contaminated to go through the house or it can compromise the airflow.

2. There are People with Allergies in Your Home

If anyone in the house has asthma or allergies, clean air is extremely important to that person’s health. Even though an air filter will keep particles such as dust and dirt from causing damage to the air conditioners, there are some models that also are able to remove other particles from your air. Replacing an old filter is a good choice since it can help trap pet dander, pollen, bacteria and pollen.

3. Dusty Conditions

If you’re noticing lots of dust on your furniture, walls or even around the vents, you should look at your filter. A dirty or clogged filter is going ot have trouble removing the pollutants from your indoor air. A dirty filter often will contribute to your air quality being low. When it’s not changed, this could actually damage your system.

These are some of the ways that you can tell that your air conditioner’s filter needs to be changed. Keep an eye on your AC system and look for signs that you need a new air filter in it. This can help your system running well and help the quality of your air be much better.

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We have the utmost respect for you, your home, and your heating and cooling needs. We look forward to earning your business through top-quality repair and installation work. Contact us today!