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Ask the Feasterville AC Service Experts: When Should I Replace My Air Filter?

Residential Central Air Conditioner Unit
August 5, 2015

Feasterville AC service from Central Plumbing is AC service done right. We’re host to several experienced professionals who can install, repair, and replace your AC so you have cool air blasting through your home 24/7. Our team of professionals are number-one when it comes to customer service, dedicating themselves to keeping customers 100% satisfied with their work. And best of all, Central Plumbing offers upfront pricing options to keep AC service cool and cost-efficient.

However, there are several things you can do on your own to ensure your AC is working to the best of its abilities, namely air filter replacement. Air filter replacement is a necessary process if you own an AC to keep it free of any filth. If you’re unsure when’s a good time to replace an air filter, here’s what our professionals have to say:

Replace in Regard to Pets: Replacing your air filter because of your pets may seem a bit head-scratching at first, but it’s perfectly reasonable. During the summer, your pets start to shed their coat so they’re not panting in the heat. The excess hair and dander can wind up landing in your AC’s air filters and clogging them, leaving members in your household with allergies in danger. If you own particularly furry pets, then it’s best to replace air filters constantly so cool air is filtered through your home without any blockage.

Excess Filth: Most manufacturers recommend you replace your air filters bi-monthly due to the buildup of dirt, dust, and other materials that block your air filters and prevent them from doing their job. Dirty filters are simply a normal part of owning an AC. However, it’s nonetheless important to change your air filters regularly. Though bi-monthly is the ideal replacement time, you should replace your air filters whenever they’re blocked and begin to effect the indoor air quality of your home.

Look for MERV: If you’re unsure about the efficiency of your air filters, please check the filter’s minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV). The MERV rating of your filters ranges from 1 to 12. The higher the MERV, the better filtration provided by your air filter. A high MERV rating also reveals the energy it needs to produce air, costing you more money on energy bills. Replace your air filter with one that features a MERV rating balancing quality with budget.

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