Get The Best AC Filter Replacement
When you are searching for air conditioning replacement in Bluffton, SC you need to see Coastal Heating and Air.
A well-maintained AC system will give you great service, and one of the most basic things to do in terms of good maintenance is making sure you have a clean filter.
Your AC unit works by drawing warm air from outside your house through the vents and passing it through the unit’s ducts to cool it. Before the cooler air is released into your home, it passes through a filter to remove dust particles, and allergens like pollen.
The harder your AC works, the more the particles that are trapped by the filter. When the filter gets extremely dusty, the AC needs to use even more energy to cool down your home.
An air conditioning system with a dirty filter also increases your carbon footprint by driving the energy consumption in your home up. If you are concerned about going green, making sure that your filter is clean is one easy way to do it.
Signs That You Need to Change Your AC Filter
Ideally, your AC’s filter should be changed every three months or so, more often if you are susceptible to allergies or have pets. To be sure that your filter is in good condition, it is advisable to check it once every month.
In the event that you forget, though, following are a few signs that should alert you to change your unit’s filter:
Blowing Warm Air:
Your air conditioner is blowing warm air, or air that’s not as cool as it should be. While this may be caused by other issues with your unit, the filter should be the first thing you check.
Hot To The Touch:
Your AC unit is hot to the touch, and may even blow warm air out of its back. This shows that it is working extra hard and it may be in part due to having a dirty, clogged filter. Changing your filter will ease the load on the unit as well as extend the lifespan of your system.
If you are prone to allergies, more frequent and stronger attacks can signify an AC system that is full of loose pollutants due to a clogged filter. Changing your filter to a new one will promptly reduce the allergens that make it into the house, thereby easing your allergic reactions.
High Electric Bill:
Finally, if you notice that your electricity bill has gone up from its normal range, this may be a sign that your air conditioner is working overtime. If you have not installed a new appliance recently, faults in the existing appliances are most likely to blame. Since the air filter in your AC is such an easy thing to check for dirt, you can find out if it is the culprit for higher energy bills and fix it.
Replacing Your Air Filter
If you are up to the task, you can replace the air filter yourself if it needs replacement. The first thing you need to do is to find out the size and type of replacement filter you should get for your unit. Most AC units have the filter behind a removable panel on the part of the system that is inside the house. It should be easy to find the right filter for your system from a reputable service like Coastal HVAC Services.
What Makes Us The Best?
Heating and cooling emergencies are a reality for every homeowner. Knowing you have a dependable heating and cooling company to call when you need one is an immense relief. Coastal Heating and Air strives to be that company for Bluffton homeowners. We are the company to call when you have an emergency. We are committed to providing fast, dependable service so your loved ones never have to suffer through a hot or cold night.
We Bring the Professional Help You Need
If you prefer to have a professional change the filter for you, seek assistance from a qualified service technician. The company that installed your AC should be the first stop, since they will immediately be familiar with your system.
Unless your filter is a reusable one made of more sturdy materials, it is best to get a new one for replacement. While it may seem like a quick fix to rinse a dirty filter in water or clean it using a vacuum cleaner, it may not be as effective as it needs to be when you put it back into the unit. You could even damage it in the process, and using a damaged filter leaves your whole AC system at risk for rapid wear and tear.
Finally, if you would like to use a high performance filter for better efficiency in keeping out allergens and airborne germs or viruses, make sure to first consult with a HVAC expert. They will guide you on finding out whether your AC has the requirements for one as well as how/where to get it.
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