A reliable air conditioning system is a lifesaver during hot Ontario summer months. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not know how to maintain their cooling system properly by changing the filter as needed. This can lead to sudden cooling problems, poor air quality, and an increase in utility bills.
Our Toshack team has provided some valuable information on air conditioner filters so that you can keep your cooling system in top condition in Brockville and Kingston.
Tips for Knowing When to Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
Understand how your HVAC system works
Your air conditioning unit is a delicate system, which relies on its filter for protection against dust and other particles. When a filter isn’t cleaned or replaced for a long period of time, the buildup of debris can limit air from passing through to the cooling system, cause mold in the home and use excess energy to perform its usual functions.
Check your filter at the beginning of summer
Before another summer of cooling system use, it is important to check your air conditioner filter and ensure it is in good condition. Although you may not have used it during the winter, it may have collected debris or moisture, which could affect its efficiency and eventually require cooling system repairs.
Change your filter as required
Air conditioner filters don’t last forever, and should be replaced as needed to ensure effective operation of the unit. Different kinds of filters will require different replacement schedules, so we recommend checking in with a member of the Toshack team if you aren’t sure. If you or one of your family members suffers from an illness that requires premium air quality, or you own pets that shed frequently, you may need to change your filter more often. For top indoor air quality, we also offer duct cleaning services that will keep the air inside your home clean and comfortable.
Review your cooling system requirements
There are numerous air conditioner models on the market, and depending on the specific unit, you may need to change your filter more often. Check your user guide when installing a new air conditioner to learn about the MERV rating and suggested filter change requirements.
Change your filter immediately if it is damaged
Filters are delicate and can easily tear under pressure. If your air conditioner filter has a rip or hole in it, it will not be able to filter the air properly and should be discarded and replaced immediately.
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