Video – AC Filters Need to Be Changed

AC filters need to be changed regularly for best performance for your system

If you are not changing the filter in your AC system, you risk overworking it and damaging it.  That neglect could result in expensive repairs or even replacement! At JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we recommend your filters be changed at least every three months or more frequently if you have pets or dust issues!

Changing the air conditioning (AC) filters in your home is important for several reasons:

Improved Indoor Air Quality:  AC filters help remove dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and other airborne particles from the air. Over time, these filters become dirty and clogged, reducing their effectiveness. Changing the filters regularly ensures that your AC system can continue to filter out these pollutants effectively, resulting in cleaner and healthier indoor air.

Efficient Airflow:  When AC filters become dirty and clogged, it restricts the airflow through the system. Consequently, this puts strain on the AC unit and can reduce its efficiency. By regularly changing the filters, you can maintain proper airflow, allowing the system to function optimally and consume less energy.

Extended AC System Lifespan:  Dirty or clogged filters can cause your system to work harder to circulate air, which leads to increased wear and tear on the components. This can shorten the lifespan of the system and potentially result in costly repairs or replacement. Changing the filters regularly helps keep the AC system running smoothly and can extend its lifespan.

Energy Savings:  When the AC system has to work harder due to dirty filters, it requires more energy to cool your home. In addition, by regularly replacing the filters, you can ensure that the system operates efficiently, which can help lower your energy consumption and reduce your utility bills.

Maintaining Warranty:  Some AC manufacturers require regular maintenance, including filter changes, in order to keep the warranty valid. By adhering to the manufacturer’s recommendations, you can avoid issues if you need to make a claim in the future.

It’s generally recommended to change AC filters every 1 to 3 months, depending on factors such as the type of filter, the amount of dust or allergens in your home, and the frequency of AC usage. However, it’s best to consult your AC system’s manual or manufacturer guidelines for specific recommendations on filter replacement.

Lastly, if you have any questions about the use of filters, give the pros at JMAC a call today! We are here to help you and your family stay comfortable year-round.

JMAC Plumbing & Air Conditioning

Las Vegas, NV