Changing your home AC filter is an important part of maintaining your HVAC system. It's essential for two reasons: it helps keep your air clean and it helps your system run more efficiently. In this blog, we'll show you how to locate your AC filter, the steps to change it, and any problems you might encounter when changing the filter. To start, you'll need to locate the filter.
It's usually found in a slot that holds it in place. Simply slide it out and check its condition. If it's dirty or clogged, it's time to replace it. When replacing the filter, you'll need to safely dispose of the old one.
Then, if you have a reusable filter, you'll need to clean it. Otherwise, insert a new one. How often should homeowners replace the air conditioner filter? Generally speaking, the AC filter should be replaced at least twice a year between major seasons. However, if you use your oven and air conditioner regularly, you may need to replace the filter more often.
Not changing the filter can lead to repair costs, higher energy bills, and a shorter air conditioner life. If you're still having comfort or humidity issues after replacing your AC filter, consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier. This will help keep your home comfortable and reduce humidity levels. With a central forced air heating and cooling system, the heat pump, oven, or air conditioning filters remove dust and allergens from the air before heating or cooling the air and returning it to your rooms. If the central air system has been operating, wait until it cools down before changing the AC filter. Most homes have some type of oven or heat pump, and many of those homes (especially newer ones) have combined heating, ventilation and air conditioning or HVAC systems.
These AC filters are fantastic for cleaning indoor air from contaminants, requiring little maintenance as they are disposable and cost effective. Replacing the air conditioner filter in your home will allow the unit to continue to blow cool air without interruption. In most cases, brown buildups in an HVAC filter are simply household dust, pollen, pet dander, pet hair, and other airborne particles that the filter is designed to remove. Changing your air cleaner regularly can improve indoor air quality and help your HVAC system work more efficiently.
In addition, a dirty filter that is exposed to condensation can become damp, which can cause mold to form that the HVAC system can spread throughout the home. Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to offer the highest quality air conditioning, furnace and heat pump solutions to those living in Astor, DeLand, DeLeon Springs, DeBary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Orange City and Pierson, Florida. By following these steps and replacing your AC filter regularly between major seasons (or more often if needed), you can ensure that your HVAC system runs efficiently and that your home's air remains clean.