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How Often To Change The Air Filter In A House

how often to change air filter in house

If you own an air conditioning unit, you know that changing the air filter is a common air conditioner maintenance task that must be performed so your heating and cooling system can run clean and pure air throughout your home.

Have you ever really thought about why is it so important to change your AC’s air filter? Or how often should you clean it? Keep reading to learn more tips about keeping your air conditioner running efficiently.

Five Reasons To Change Your AC Air Filter Frequently

There are quite a few benefits of changing your filter frequently.

Improved Performance

Imagine trying to drink water through a clogged straw. That’s a lot like how your air conditioning unit feels when it’s trying to draw air through a clogged filter. By switching out your air filter on a regular basis, you make it easier for your system to pull air in and keep things cool. This, in turn, improves the efficiency of your unit as a whole.

Lower Cost

Changing your air filters regularly produces a more effective AC system, which in turn cuts down on the costs you pay to keep the system running.

Better Health Outcomes

No one wants excessive dust in the house. A dirty air filter pushes out air contaminated with dust, mold, mildew and dander, all which can cause or inflame conditions such as asthma and sinus infections. When you change or clean your filter, you remove all this debris, creating a cleaner, healthier home for you and your family.

Fewer Repairs 

When you maintain your system with fresh air filters on a regular basis, you save yourself money on repair costs and expenditures, because your system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home the temperature you desire. The fewer repairs needed on your system translates into your system running better for the long-term.

A Cleaner Home

A dirty air filter allows dust to enter your home and settle on your furniture. Luckily, changing the filter often can prevent this from happening, so you can keep your home clean and dust-free.

How Often Should I Change My Air Filters?

The frequency with which you change your filters will depend in large part on where you live. As a general rule, though, professionals recommend swapping out your filter for a fresh one every or cleaning your filter every one to two months. Not sure how to change the air filter? Learn how to change your central air conditioner filter so that you better understand how to keep up with this basic home maintenance task.

While changing your ACs air filter on a frequent basis may seem unnecessary, it’s an important step that can help preserve the functionality and efficiency of your air conditioning unit.

ABC Can Keep Your Heating And Cooling Systems Up And Running

Few homeowners have the know-how to understand how to handle any type of problem that might arise with an air conditioner or heater. If you notice damage or wear in your AC unit while changing your filter, be sure to contact the pros at ABC Home & Commercial Services. Our helpful and experienced technicians can troubleshoot the problem correctly the first time so that you avoid any damage to your unit and your system keeps working as it should.

Les Stobart

Les joined ABC in 2008 as the Director of Marketing, overseeing marketing, advertising, and communications for ABC’s branches. Les started the Lean Line, Online Chat departments, and manages corporate recruiting. He has a Bachelor of Science in Communications & Advertising from Lamart University. He has been part of the Texas Banking Association, a Financial Literacy Volunteer Teacher, ABC Kite Fest Board of Directors, a Town & Country Youth Soccer Coach, and a Neighborhood Sports flag football coach.

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