AC Filters


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How Often Do AC Filters Need to be Changed?

The air conditioning filter is one of the most important elements of every cooling system, keeping allergens and pollutants out of your indoor environment. Air filters don't last forever, though, and must be replaced on a regular basis—usually between once a month or once every few months depending on the type and quality of the filter you choose. Changing your filter ensures greater reliability from your HVAC system as well as better indoor air quality throughout your home.

If your air conditioner isn't working properly, the air filter may be the culprit. Get your AC filter checked by our Milwaukee technicians today!

Consequences of Neglecting AC Filter Changes

air filter changeThe primary purpose of air conditioning filters is to capture dust, pollen, and other pollutants and keep them from filling indoor spaces as the AC system pumps fresh air in. It also prevents these same pollutants from collecting on the AC coils.

Dirty and/or old filters can easily hurt the performance of the AC system. When your AC fails to remove air pollutants, things like dust and other airborne contaminants can jam up the moving parts of your system, such as your fan motor. To overcome this obstacle, your AC will draw more power to continue working, and it won't cool as efficiently. In other words, energy consumption increases, but your air doesn’t get any cooler. If neglected for long enough, a dirty air filter can even cause your AC to freeze and/or fail completely. Always remember to have your air conditioner filter changed.

Recommended AC Filter Replacement Intervals

To avoid breathing in stagnant, dirty air and compromising the lifespan of your AC, it's a good idea to change your AC filter at least every three months. However, you may wish to replace it more frequently if any of the following circumstances apply to your household:

  • Someone in your home has allergies or asthma
  • You are a pet owner
  • You live in an area with poor air quality
  • You use cheaper fiberglass filters rather than higher-end pleated versions

This is by no means a one-size-fits-all rule; if your air filter looks dirty, be sure to change it no matter how long it's been in use. It's a small time and money investment to make for an important dividend!

Professional AC Filter Solutions

At Burant Heating & Air Conditioning LLC, we deliver customized AC services with a team of licensed, bonded, and insured HVAC technicians in Milwaukee. We have helped countless residents and homeowners throughout southeast Wisconsin. When it comes to air conditioning filters, we inspect the trouble and find an effective solution, whether it means replacing the filter or resolving another issue. With our Comfort Assurance Plan, our clients are sure to get peace of mind with their AC troubles.

Reduce Your Energy Bills with Regular AC Maintenance

Most people do not realize that by failing to regularly check and maintain their AC filters, they are consuming more energy and spending more money each month. With proper maintenance of filters and all aspects of your cooling system, homeowners can enjoy lower energy bills and pollutant-free air.

What Are The Benefits of Quality Air Filtration Systems?

Ensuring clean and healthy indoor air is essential for your family's well-being. A high-quality air filtration system can help remove airborne particles, allergens, and pollutants, providing a healthier and more comfortable living environment. Our Franklin AC specialists can recommend and install the right air filtration system to meet your specific indoor air quality needs.

Benefits of a high-quality air filtration system include:

  • Removal of airborne allergens and pollutants
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Reduced risk of respiratory issues
  • Enhanced comfort and well-being
  • Extended lifespan of your HVAC system

Don't compromise on the air you breathe at home. Contact Burant Heating & Air Conditioning LLC today to learn more about our air filtration system services and how they can benefit your home.

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Commonly Asked Questions

How do air filters help with indoor air quality?

Air filters help by capturing dust, pollen, and other pollutants, preventing them from filling indoor spaces as the AC system pumps fresh air in. They also prevent these pollutants from collecting on the AC coils, which can impact the system's performance.

What are the consequences of neglecting AC filter changes?

Neglecting AC filter changes can lead to decreased AC system performance, increased energy consumption, inefficient cooling, and potential system failure. Dirty filters can cause the system to draw more power to continue working, leading to higher energy bills and compromised indoor air quality.

How often should AC filters be replaced?

It's recommended to change AC filters at least every three months. However, households with allergy sufferers, pets, poor air quality, or those using cheaper fiberglass filters may need to replace them more frequently. If the filter looks dirty, it's advisable to change it regardless of the time in use.

What can happen if an air conditioner's filter is not changed regularly?

Failing to regularly change an air conditioner's filter can lead to increased energy consumption, higher energy bills, compromised indoor air quality, decreased cooling efficiency, potential system freeze, and even system failure. Regular filter changes are essential for optimal AC performance and energy efficiency.

How can professional AC filter solutions help homeowners?

Professional AC filter solutions can provide homeowners with expert inspection, effective filter replacement, and resolution of other AC issues. This ensures optimal AC performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Additionally, maintenance plans offer peace of mind for homeowners facing AC troubles.

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