How to know when to replace your HVAC air filter

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Many Phoenix residents never think to change their air filter. You’ve got enough going on with work, family, the pandemic and much more. Plus, how often does it really need to be changed?

Indicators Your AC Air Filter Needs to be Replaced

How often will depend on how sensitive the people in your home are to allergens. If you have young children, or if other people in your family suffer from air-borne allergies like pet dander, pollen, or dust, you’ll want to change the AC filter more often than the manufacturer recommends. If you don’t suffer from allergies, you can follow the manufacturers guidelines. If you’re not sure when it was changed last,  you might notice the following issues with your system:

  • The unit is too hot
  • The air doesn’t feel cool
  • Your electricity bill has creeped higher and higher
  • You have more frequent allergy episodes
  • You can see dust collection on the air vents

Any of these symptoms can indicate the air filter needs to be changed.

Your home’s air conditioner can impact the health of you and your family positively or negatively. Changing the filter frequently is one way you can use your AC system to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Need Help with Your AC Air Filter?

If you need help replacing the AC air filter in your home, call Air Control! We proudly serve the Phoenix-metro area.

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