One of the most important parts of home maintenance is regular HVAC filter replacement. Have you ever noticed an uptick in dust in your home? Finding yourself sneezing and coughing? This could all be attributed to a dirty air filter, yet many homeowners don’t schedule regular replacements. At Barker Heating & Cooling we make furnace filter replacement and AC filter installations a breeze. We can schedule our services regularly, so you get an automated improvement in indoor air quality without worrying about remembering on your own. All our technicians offer personalized solutions so you get reliable services that work best for your home.
Is your AC struggling with issues beyond a simple air filter? Our AC contractors also offer expert air conditioning repair services you can count on!
How Can a Dirty Air Filter Affect Your Heating and Cooling?
Although you may not realize it, your air filter does a lot more than keep your air clean. It also can impact energy efficiency and the lifespan of your air conditioner or furnace. How? Air filters block impurities like dust and bacteria from making their way into your HVAC unit and your ductwork.
Without this protection, in place, you may see an uptick in energy costs, more frequent respiratory issues, and even the need for regular repairs. That’s why regular air conditioner filter replacement is key not only for your health but also your wallet.
When Should You Replace Your Air Filter?
It’s understandable that life gets busy and priorities shift. One priority that should never change is replacing your air filter. Sure, your air conditioner will still work if you can’t get around to changing out the filter, but after a period of time, it can affect the efficiency of your AC and your health. Take a quick look at our guideline to filter replacement frequency:
- Vacation homes or homes with a single occupant and no pets can get away changing the filter every 6 to 12 months
- Average suburban homes with no pets should generally change their filters every 3 months
- Average suburban homes with one cat or dog need a new filter every 2 months
- Homes with more than one pet or with a resident that has allergies should consider changing AC filters every 20-45 days
As you can see, there is a broad range of filter change frequency. Because of this, it’s wise to call a professional for their assessment of your home’s filter needs. In addition, allowing one of our technicians to keep up with your filters means that they’re always installed correctly and you never have to worry about it!
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Convenient Services from Barker Heating & Cooling
At Barker Heating & Cooling our goal is to provide you with personalized solutions that work for your home needs and budget. We won’t replace your air filter unless it needs replacement, but with some quality analysis, we can help you determine the best schedule for replacement. Whether it’s monthly or quarterly, you can count on our AC contractors to keep your home in the best working order year-round!