A dirty or clogged AC filter can lead to allergies and other respiratory issues. Don’t suffer in your own home. Get your filter professionally replaced during annual maintenance, or when needed. Colonial Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. is your local Colonial Heights AC filter replacement team focused on your total home comfort. When you work with us, you can be assured that we will get the job done properly without any hassle on your part. Curious to see what your neighbors are saying about us?
How often should you replace your AC filter?
The length of time in between filter replacements depends on several factors. Do you have pets? Is there a smoker in the household? If yes, you will need to replace your AC filter at least once a month. In other cases, replacing the filter every three months is enough to keep your indoor air free of excess dust, dirt, and other allergens.
Regular filter replacement not only keeps you healthy, but it also keeps your overall AC unit working efficiently. Since the same filter may be set up to work with both your AC unit and your furnace, it has the added benefit of keeping the furnace itself clean as the air passes through, as well as allowing the furnace to burn cleanly.
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What happens if replacement is neglected?
If you don't replace the AC filter, components in your AC unit and furnace become dirty and wear out faster. Allergens and dust will stay in the air, leading to health and respiratory issues.
A dirty air filter can even cause the whole system to crash, with the entire heating and cooling system turning off. This is due to the fact that the blower fan, while strong enough to move the air through a clean filter, may not be able to get it through a dirty or blocked filter. Your heating and cooling system will not be able to change the temperature in your home effectively, causing it to run constantly and overheat. This wastes a significant amount of energy.
How often should you maintain your cooling system?
We recommend having preventive AC maintenance performed at least once a year. This is best done in the spring, before the heat of summer starts in. There is no better way to make sure your AC works reliably for years to come than with regular maintenance, inspections, tune-ups, and timely repairs.