Changing your air filter regularly and using cool breeze spare parts is a great way to keep your AC system working efficiently. Many smart homeowners get their HVAC systems checked out at the beginning of each heating and cooling season. However, you can change your air filters at any time to boost your indoor cooling and heating efficiency. Let’s take a closer look at why air filters are so important, when to change them and how to do it.
Why is Changing the Air Filter Important?
When you use Breezair spare parts for your AC system, you can be assured that they are high quality components. This includes the air filter too. Many homeowners don’t think of a simple filter as a component, but they are a very important part. When the air filter becomes clogged with materials, such as dirt, dust, pet hair and other particulates, it will become blocked. The air filter will be less able to pass air through it, and this will inevitably affect the airflow in your AC system. The air conditioner needs a supply of fresh air, and if it is not available, it will have to work much harder. This can lead to the premature failure of components due to wear and tear and overheating issues. The AC system repairs will become more frequent, and eventually, the system may even need an early replacement. Of course, this is expensive, but it’s easy to avoid if you change your air filter regularly.
When is it Time for a Filter Change?
There are different types of air filters, and they need to be changed according to their specified interval. Some disposal units are designed to last for a single month, and others could be changed once each quarter. However, this isn’t a cut and dried process; there are other factors that could affect how often you change your filter. If you have allergy sufferers or pets in your home, you may want to change the air filter more often. If you have more people living at home, the accumulation of dead skin cells in the filter will block it faster. Certain filters types are reusable; they can be washed with clean water, dried thoroughly and replaced when they get too dirty. If you’re not sure when to change your filter, just check it and if it looks very dirty it’s time for a change.
How Do You Change a Filter?
Check your owner’s manual or the side of your existing filter and make sure you have the right sized filter for your AC system. Turn the HVAC system off and remove the old filter. Put the new filter in place, take care to check for an arrow that will show how it should be orientated. If you put the filter in the wrong way, it will prevent the airflow through the filter. Finally, turn the AC system back on and enjoy your cool, clean air.
If you need Breeze air parts for your next repair or service get in touch with Air Spare and we will be happy to help.