Changing the filter of your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can spell the difference between optimum comfort and unnecessary repairs. In this blog, one of the most trusted HVAC companies in the area, Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning, explains when and how to change your filter.
A Dirty HVAC Filter
A drop in pressure due to a dirty HVAC filter can result it less air flow. These conditions force the whole system to work harder, putting additional stress on it that can lead to failure. In addition, a dirty filter can become damp, leading to mold growth which can cause serious health issues such as respiratory problems.
Most air conditioning repair companies would advise you to replace the filter every three months, if not sooner. One sign that you need to replace it completely is when there’s noticeable damage or when it’s already playing host to microbial or mold growth due to excessive moisture.
Replacing the HVAC Filter
Before installing a new filter, first make sure you’re using the right one. Turn off your HVAC unit, then follow the instructions for proper filter installation. Replace any levers, gaskets and/or seals, then turn the unit back on and observe it while it’s operating to make sure the filter stays in place.
Changing the HVAC filter may seem like an easy task, but if you want to ensure it’s done quickly and correctly, it couldn’t hurt to call an expert technician to be on the safe side. You certainly can’t go wrong when choosing Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning, as all of our technicians have the tools, equipment and experience to keep your HVAC equipment running smoothly all year long.
For air conditioning replacement and other HVAC services, choose Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning. Call our team now at (925) 420-0078 to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Martinez and Concord, CA.