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Why Air Filters are Important in AC Units

Everyone has an air conditioning unit, but most people don’t remember to keep it in tip-top shape all of the time. While it’s not uncommon, it is still one of the most important things you can do to increase the longevity of your air conditioning unit. One of the easiest ways to keep your AC healthy and to be able to avoid extensive AC repairs is through the proper use of air filters in your AC.

Captures Dust

Using air filters will help your air conditioning system to capture the tiny dust particles in the air. There will always be dust in the air, but having an air filter catch the majority of it will drastically increase the quality of the air and reduce health conditions, especially for those that are highly sensitive to dust.

Reduces Pests

If you’re in an area where there are different kinds of pests, from insects to small critters, having air filters can help to directly block pests from entering your home. The air filter can act as a gate that prevents anything larger than a piece of dust from entering into your home through the AC unit or ventilation system.

Removes Odors

If you have unwanted odors in your home, you can use an air filter to help remove the odors from the air. An air conditioning system is for more than just keeping the house cool as it can also help to increase the overall air quality. From pet odors or cooking odors to odors from the outdoors, an air filter can help to remove them from the air and leave you with clean, healthy, good smelling air.

Increase Longevity

By using air filters, you’ll help to increase the lifespan of your air conditioning unit. An air filter is just as important to the AC system as the actual air conditioning unit itself is. They both work in tandem in order to provide you with clean, comfortable air, and replacing the air filters help to keep the entire system working smoothly and efficiently.

Replace Frequently for Best Results

In order to get the best results from your air conditioning system and air filters, they will need to be replaced regularly. While there is no specific standard frequency of replacing air filters, changing an air filter once every few months is a good start. If you haven’t changed your air filter at all, or at least once or twice this year, you’ll want to consider making a habit of changing them out more often. More expensive filters can be found that can be cleaned instead of replacing it altogether, which can save money in the long run.

At Comfort Experts, Inc. we specialize in AC repairs and installation in the area. If you discover any signs of a broken, damaged, or ineffective air conditioner, give us a call today and we’ll stop by and take a look. If you have any questions about AC repair or air filters, contact us and we’ll do whatever we can to help you.