Indicators Your HVAC Filter Needs to Be Replaced
Many Chandler, AZ, residents never think to change their air filters. You’ve got enough going on with work, family, the pandemic, and much more. Plus, how often does it really need to be changed?
How often you should change your HVAC filter will depend on how sensitive the people in your home are to allergens. If you have young children, or if other people in your family suffer from air-borne allergies like pet dander, pollen, or dust, you’ll want to change the AC filter more often than the manufacturer recommends. If you don’t suffer from allergies, you can follow the manufacturer's guidelines.
If you’re not sure when it was changed last, you might notice the following issues with your system:
- The unit is too hot.
- The air doesn’t feel cool.
- Your electricity bill has crept higher and higher.
- You have more frequent allergy episodes.
- You can see dust collection on the air vents.
Any of these symptoms can indicate the air filter needs to be changed.
Your home’s air conditioner can impact the health of you and your family positively or negatively. Changing the filter frequently is one way you can use your AC system to improve your home’s indoor air quality.