Heating and Air Conditioning Air Filter Replacement
Protect your HVAC system with heating and air conditioning air filter replacement from Indoor Air Solutions. Regular AC filter changes prevent unexpected breakdowns and repairs and improve air quality in your Yakima, Selah, Union Gap, Naches, Wapato, or Toppenish home or small business. Contact our HVAC repair company today to schedule service.
How Your HVAC Air Filter Works
Air filters play a crucial role in safeguarding your heating and air conditioning system – and you – against dirt, dust, pet hair, lint, pollen, fungi, and other pollutants. Placed within your return air duct, they stop contaminants from accumulating on internal components and spreading throughout your home or business. Once blocked by dirt, they restrict airflow, putting strain on your heater or AC unit, increasing the likelihood of breakdown, and shortening your system’s lifespan.
A Dirty Air Filter Can Cause Serious Problems
Dirty, forgotten air filters are one of the most common reasons for emergency HVAC repair calls. These small but inexpensive components can cause major issues, including:
Frozen coils and poor heating and cooling performance
Clogged air filters restrict airflow, causing the internal operating temperature to drop, resulting in frozen coils. A system that constantly cycles on and off and struggles to maintain temperature is a key indicator of this issue.
High energy bills
A system that struggles to maintain temperature due to a dirty filter can significantly inflate your energy costs.
Poor indoor air quality and dirty ductwork
Contaminants like dust, pollen, mold, dander, and germs spread because of a dirty air filter will recirculate through your ductwork, causing issues for individuals with lung conditions and allergies.
How Often Should You Replace Your HVAC System Air Filter?
Our knowledgeable HVAC service technicians recommend checking your filter once a month to determine the best replacement schedule. Replacement frequency varies depending on lifestyle, including if you have kids or pets, clean frequently, or live near a construction zone. Hold it up to the light. If you cannot see through the filter, swap it for a new one. Thin, inexpensive pleated filters may need monthly replacement, while higher-quality box-style filters can last several months. When unsure, ask your local heating and air service pro how long your filter should last. Procrastinating to save a little money will cost you more in the long run in repair costs and premature HVAC system replacement.
Tips for Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System Filter
Finding the right air filter requires more than simple measurements. Nominal measurements can make sizing challenging. MERV ratings (minimum efficiency reporting values) can also be confusing and are not a “more is better” situation. Resistance increases with added filtration. Choosing the wrong filter style could cause system damage without proper adjustment. For this reason, do not use HEPA (high efficiency particulate filters) for air filter replacement. When in doubt, ask our friendly heat and AC maintenance professionals about ways to improve filtration safely.
Simplify Heating and Air Conditioner Filter Replacement
Get fast, affordable HVAC filter replacement for your Yakima, Selah, Union Gap, Naches, Wapato, or Toppenish home or business from pros in the know. Find an air filter that is right for your system, building, and health needs with help from Indoor Air Solutions today.