When Should I Change My Air Conditioner Air Filter?
Here at A-Tech Heating and Cooling, one of the most popular questions we are asked is “when should my air filter be changed?” Equally popular is the assumption that the answer to this question will always be the same, or even similar for that matter.
In order to provide valuable information for our readers and residents of the Las Vegas area, we have put together a definitive resource on this topic. It covers mostly everything we have come across in the past two decades in this field, but if there’s a certain detail that we haven’t answered for you, or if you have a question, give us a call at 702-489-5500.
We love to help out our community and in addition to the information provided below, we also want to let you know that we offer free quotes. This eliminates the guesswork out of indoor air quality, and it also lowers the chances of skipping on maintenance because of the myth that homecare services are expensive. At A-Tech Heating and Cooling, our number one goal is providing a great service and customer experience for an affordable price. By helping owners through regular maintenance and servicing, we ensure that they lower their risks of breakdowns and unnecessary repairs.
Does Anyone in Your Home Have Allergies?
When we get asked when an air filter will be changed, it’s a regular procedure for us to respond over the phone by asking nearly a dozen questions before nearing an accurate answer. If we get asked how often an air filter should be changed in person, we will ask the same questions to make sure that our answer is equally spot-on, and we will also inspect the house to take special environment circumstances into account.
One of the first questions we ask is whether or not anyone in your home has allergies. If the answer is yes, then you should be changing your filter as often as once a month depending on the severity and type of allergy at hand. Without knowing the exact details, it’s hard to recommend a proper air filter changing schedule. If someone in your home has an allergy we can learn more about your needs over the phone in order to provide a spot-on answer: 702-489-5500.
Do You Have Any Pets?
Some pets shed a lot, and others don’t shed at all. If you have one pet, or multiple pets, it’s recommended that you change your filters more during the seasons they shed more. Animals often shed during spring and fall when the temperatures outside and indoors become warmer.
What Type of HVAC System Does Your Home Have?
It’s recommended that air filters are changed every three months, on average. However, some homes that are located in clean environments can go up to six months without an air filter change. In order to determine when your filter should be changed, you should also determine if you’re using a central AC unit and whether or not dust can get into it. If dust falls within an AC unit’s blower fan often, you will have to change your filter out more often to make sure that the debris isn’t getting pushed throughout your home.
How Often Do You Clean Your HVAC Units?
Heating and cooling units which aren’t properly cleaned will spread debris throughout your home’s air ducts systems. It’s important to clean AC units by hosing them off regularly, and it’s also important to schedule regular maintenance for heating systems so that they don’t become clogged or dirtied.
Here at A-Tech Heating and Cooling, we offer seasonal cleaning plans in addition to air filter changing services. If you give us a call today we can share more information regarding our cleaning plans and how they can help you ensure that your indoor air quality is top-notch, that your units are running efficiently, and that you’re saving money in the long run on energy bills: 702-489-5500.