Staying on top of the air conditioner filter in your Frisco, Texas, home’s HVAC system is critical the functionality of your system. It’s one of the simplest HVAC tasks, but it’s one that’s often most overlooked. Need help remembering to keep your filter clean and changed? We’d like to help you learn some of the many ways you can benefit from a clean air filter.

The primary function of your system’s air conditioner filter is to trap dust, allergens, and pollutants and prevent them from getting out into the air in your home. When your filter is clogged or dirty, it cannot operate properly, and you will begin to experience increased dust in the home as well as increased asthma and allergy symptoms in people who have these conditions.  You should plan to change your filter once every one to three months for optimum performance.

When your filter becomes clogged or dirty, the airflow in your air conditioning system becomes restricted, as the air has a hard time pushing through the How to Change Your Air Conditioner Filterbuildup on the filter. This restriction can cause your system to have to work harder than it should to push the air through. The harder it works, the more energy will be expended, leading to poor energy efficiency and higher utility bills.

Changing your air filter regularly is part of good system maintenance. Dirty components and poor airflow lead to more stress on the components. More stress means more wear, which can lead to more repairs and lower overall longevity for your air conditioning system.

In this video Chuck Warner, of Bill Joplin’s Air Conditioning and Heating Repair, shares how to properly check and change your air conditioning air filter.  Chuck also explains the difference between common different filter types and why you may want to choose one over the other to maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency.

Types of Air Conditioning Air filters

Your air conditioner gives you cool, clean and fresh indoor air throughout your home. Thanks to air conditioner filters. Air filters play an integral role in keeping the air in your home clean and healthy. Here are the different types of air filters to choose from.

Fiberglass Air Filters

Disposable, most affordable yet with the lowest straining ability of all the types are fiberglass air filters. They work better in protecting your air conditioning system than screening dust and pollutants in the air. If you are using this type of air filter, you might still be prone to respiratory problems.

Pleated filters

Made of polyester fabrics or cotton folds, pleated air filters are effective in filtering dust and other pollutants. Choose those with more pleats because they offer better filtering performance.

HEPA Filters

High efficiency particulate air filters are best for people with allergies and prone to respiratory difficulties. They are effective in screening contaminants up to 99.97% — a reason why the US Department of Energy recommends this type.

The variation of air filters provides choices for home and business owners in terms of efficiency, health benefits, costs and maintenance. Call the  professionals at Bill Joplin’s heating and air conditioning for suggestions as to which type of air filter fits your home and comfort needs.

Ready to schedule your full system maintenance? Call us at (972) 439-1147 to schedule one of our Bill Joplin’s technicians for your preventative maintenance appointment.

Bill Joplin’s Air Conditioning and Heating Repair is the premier Carrier server in the McKinney, Texas area.