Air Filters Need to be Changed Regularly
When was the last time the air filters in your home were changed? In North Texas, it is necessary for homeowners to regularly ask themselves this question. Air filters that are ignored and not serviced become dirty and clogged. The results of neglected filters are poor cooling, unnecessary energy use, and higher energy bills.
The steps homeowners should take to change the air filters in their homes are simple and quick. Remove old filters before visiting the nearest store where high-quality ac filters are available. After sizing is understood and the correct amount of filters are purchased, it is wise for homeowners to clean the debris and dirt around the filter grills. Once the grills and surrounding areas are clean, homeowners need to follow the provided steps of installation on the filter packages. Be sure to note the arrow direction on the filters. This is the direction that the air should flow through the filter.
How often AC filters should be changed is dependent on a number of factors. The number of persons and pets living in the home, climate, local air pollution, and the quality of the air filters determine how frequently filters need to be changed. Generally, every 1 ½ to 2 months air filters should be inspected, and then changed if necessary. It is recommended that pleated filter are purchased. They filter the air better than a standard fiberglass filter.
According to the United States Department of Energy, replacing air filters can “lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5-15 percent.” During the dog days of Texas summers, the savings can be significant. Other benefits of maintaining clean filters are extended HVAC unit life, healthier indoor air quality, and more efficient heating and cooling systems.
Call us now for fast air conditioning service. We service the Dallas metro area. Check our AC service area to be sure we service your city. For questions regarding air filter maintenance and other HVAC issues, call us at (972) 673-0408.