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AC Filter Replacements

AC Filter Replacement in Salt Lake & Tooele County

Indoor air quality issues? Your AC unit may need to be tuned-up and the filter replaced. Call (801) 252-2166 to schedule service in Salt Lake or Tooele County.

Annual AC maintenance is recommended to help prevent unexpected problems and breakdowns. Regular filter replacement is one of the most important tasks involved with AC maintenance. Neglecting to switch out an old filter can cause clogging in the evaporator coil and result in poor indoor air quality and early system failure.

Our experts at Harris Aire Serv provide professional AC maintenance services, including filter replacement. Give us a call today to schedule immediate service in Salt Lake or Tooele County.

How Often Should You Replace Your AC Filter?

Frequency of replacement will depend on your household’s particular indoor air quality needs and comfort levels. If you have pets or smokers in your home, or members who suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions, you may need to replace the air filter more frequently than the average household.

Here is a typical replacement schedule:

 

  • If a member of your household suffers from a respiratory illness, it’s a good idea to replace your AC filter every six weeks.
  • If you have pets that shed or household members who smoke, we recommend replacing your filter every two months.
  • If the above don’t apply to your household, you can replace your filter every three months.

Which AC Filter is Best for Your Home?

The type of AC filter you use will also influence frequency of replacement. Most households use fiberglass or pleated filters.

 

  • Fiberglass Filters: Fiberglass AC filters are the most common and widely available type of filter. You can usually get them for a dollar apiece. They offer greater airflow and are good options for those looking for budget filters. However, fiberglass filters are less efficient when it comes to capturing dust and debris, and will need to be replaced on a monthly basis.
  • Pleated Filters: A better value is the pleated filter. These filters are more effective at trapping smaller particles (such as dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander) and keeping debris out of your AC unit. Pleated filters are great options for households with more sensitive members who suffer from allergies, or those with pets.Since pleated filters feature a greater surface area, they can be replaced every three months—making them a more cost-efficient option compared to fiberglass filters.
  • HEPA Filters: If you have family members who suffer from chronic respiratory disease or allergies, you might be looking into HEPA filters. While these types of filters are excellent at controlling the spread of allergens and other irritants throughout your home, they work a little too well—this can result in restricted airflow and cause your AC unit to work harder than usual. This is why HEPA filters are often recommended for use in commercial settings.Our experts at Harris Aire Serv are happy to review your filter options and help you choose the best type for your home during your next maintenance service.

Contact us today at (801) 252-2166 to schedule professional AC maintenance and filter replacement services in Salt Lake and Tooele Counties.