When Should I Change My Air Conditioner’s Filter?

Many homeowners forget about a very important part of their home’s air conditioning system: the air filter. Air filters are responsible for filtering out dust particles, allergens, and other pollutants from your indoor air. This being said, they also can have a negative impact if they are left too long and are not changed out regularly. Over time, air filters accumulate dust and can become caked with pollutants, blocking airflow from passing through the filter and into your home. This can cause a disturbance in air pressure within your system and potentially lead to breakdowns, all while negatively impacting your indoor air quality.

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During seasons of high HVAC use, such as summer, it is very important to change your air filter approximately once a month. Failing to do so could end up costing you in the long run. Keep reading to learn about different signs that indicate it’s time to change your air filter.

3 Signs That You Need to Change Your Air Filter

Not changing your home’s air filters regularly can lead to equipment failure, including running less efficiently and not blowing cold air. Properly maintaining your HVAC system will undoubtedly save money in the long-run. Here are some warning signs to look for.

    1. Rising Energy Costs

As dust and pollutants accumulate on your air filter overtime, the airflow within your HVAC system and throughout your home may become restricted. Restricted air flow causes your system to work harder as it tries to distribute air properly. This requires your system to use more energy just to keep your home cool. If you happen to notice a spike in your energy bill even though you haven’t changed anything, then your air filter may be to blame.

    1. Dust Everywhere

Once your air filter becomes caked with dust and pollutants, it can no longer filter out the allergens and particles it was originally designed to remove. Not only does this strongly impact the indoor air quality of your home, but this problem may represent itself physically in the form of dust. If you notice that your home is becoming more and more dusty, then you may want to check your air filter.

    1. Warm Air

Although there are many reasons that can cause your air conditioning system to stop blowing cool air, one of these reasons maybe your air filter. A dirty air filter clogs your system and prevents it from cooling your home like it normally would. We suggest changing your air filter once a month during summer months to avoid this problem.

Contact Your Phoenix Air Conditioning Pros to Learn More

Regularly changing your air filter is just one way you can ensure that your air conditioning system will run at its best. To help keep your HVAC system running smoothly, be sure to schedule semiannual maintenance appointments to avoid unexpected problems and costly breakdowns. Your friends at ACE Home Services are here to help with all your air conditioning needs! Call us today at (602) 943-2000 or click here to schedule a tune-up for your air conditioning system!

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