A clogged air filter can cause your heating and cooling system to become inefficient, leading to premature wear, a total system breakdown, or expensive utility bills. It can also restrict air flow to the evaporator or cooling coils, resulting in poor air quality that has been linked to pneumonia and lung disease. To ensure the best performance for your home cooling system, it is important to determine the recommended MERV rating and how often the filter should be changed. Fortunately, cleaning an air conditioning filter is generally a painless process and can be done with some household items.
If you have several pets indoors or many people living in your house, you may need to change the filter more frequently, such as once a month. If a vacuum on its own doesn't work, you'll need to soak the filter to loosen the dirt and force it out of the filter. If you spend your days indoors but eventually feel tired and sick, be sure to check your air conditioner. Many homeowners don't realize that a clogged air filter could be causing them to experience cold- and flu-like symptoms.
Action Furnace's air conditioning technicians are highly trained and qualified to ensure you get the best performance for your home cooling system. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your air conditioner will operate in optimal condition with the Action Furnace Comfort Club membership.