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Remember to Change Your AC’s Air Filter This Summer

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Now that you’re running your air conditioning system on a regular basis, you need to think about some basic maintenance steps. We hope you already have regular maintenance scheduled with our professionals; this is the best way to ensure your air conditioner Works in peak condition for the entire summer. 

One critical maintenance task that you need to do during the summer is to regularly change the air filter on your HVAC cabinet. Unfortunately, many people forget this basic task. We want to help you keep up with filter changes, so we will describe below why filter changes are so important for your heating and air conditioning in Warner Robins, GA.

The Job of Your HVAC System’s Air Filter

Your HVAC system’s air filter plays a crucial role in maintaining the efficiency and longevity of your system. It’s important to distinguish between the HVAC filter and whole-house filters.

  • HVAC Air Filter: This filter is located in the return air duct or the blower compartment. Its primary function is to protect your HVAC system from dust, dirt, and other debris that could damage the internal components. It helps ensure the smooth operation of the system and prevents costly repairs.
  • Whole-House Filters: These filters are installed in your home’s ductwork and are designed to improve indoor air quality by trapping contaminants like pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. While these filters also contribute to a cleaner system, their main goal is to enhance the air quality throughout your home.

How Often to Change the HVAC Air Filter

The frequency of changing your air filter depends on various factors such as the type of filter, the number of occupants, and the presence of pets in the home. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Standard 1–3 inch Filters: These should be changed every 30–60 days.
  • Pleated Filters: These can last up to 90 days.
  • High-Efficiency Media Filters: Some high-efficiency media filters can last up to 6 months or even a year, but it’s always best to check the manufacturer’s recommendations.

If you have pets, allergies, or live in a dusty area, you may need to change your filter more frequently. Regular checks can help you determine if your filter needs replacing sooner.

What Happens If You Don’t Change the Filter

Neglecting to change your air filter can lead to several issues, including:

  • Reduced Efficiency: A clogged filter makes your system work harder to circulate air, which reduces its efficiency and increases energy consumption.
  • Increased Wear and Tear: The additional strain on your system can cause components to wear out faster, leading to more frequent repairs and a shorter lifespan for your unit.
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality: A dirty filter can’t effectively capture dust, pollen, and other contaminants, leading to poorer air quality and potential health issues for you and your family.
  • Frozen Coils: Restricted airflow can cause the evaporator coils to freeze, leading to system malfunctions and costly repairs.

Experience the Premier Difference!

Premier Heating & Air has been family owned and operated since 2001. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch service to the community. Regular maintenance, including timely air filter changes, is essential for keeping your HVAC system running smoothly all summer long. Contact us today to schedule your maintenance appointment and experience the Premier difference!

Experience the Premier Difference! Premier Heating & Air has been family owned and operated since 2001.

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