How Often Do I Need to Change My Air Conditioner's Filter?

How Often Do I Need to Change My Air Conditioner's Filter?

The filter in your air conditioner keeps harmful particles from entering your indoor air supply. Over time, it may become dirty and clogged with animal fur, pollen, dust, and debris. When this happens, the air conditioner will have to work harder to push air through the filter, resulting in higher utility bills each month. Furthermore, the system will be unable to protect your home's air supply from harmful pollutants, including chemical fumes, pollen, cigarette smoke, bacteria, dust, and pollen. This may put you at risk for various health problems.

These include:

  1. Pulmonary disorders
  2. Respiratory infections
  3. Asthma
  4. Allergies

As a rule, you should change your air filter at least once every three months. However, for vacation homes or single occupant homes without pets, you may be able to change the filter once every 6-12 months. On the other hand, if you live in an area that has a lot of pollen, or you own pets or have allergies, it may be necessary to change the air filter once a month, or once every couple of months. This may seem like a lot, but it is necessary to keep your air conditioner functioning smoothly and your home’s indoor air supply clean and fresh.

Trademark Home Services Is Committed to Your Satisfaction & Comfort

At Trademark Home Services, we strive to provide cost-effective solutions to our customers. Our Sugar Land HVAC technicians will listen to your concerns and work hard to meet your individual needs. Having your air conditioner break down during summer is inconvenient and stressful. By regularly replacing your air filter and having your system inspected every spring, you can enjoy a cool and comfortable indoor environment all year long.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.