Is Your Air Conditioner Filter Working Properly? Here's How to Tell

Are you wondering if your air conditioner filter is doing its job? Dust and dirt that accumulate around air conditioner vents can be caused by a clogged filter, and it's important to check it regularly. As an expert in air conditioning systems, I recommend checking the filter every month and changing it at the first sign of dirt. At a minimum, change the filter every three months during the cooling season. The Minimum Efficiency Report Value (MERV) is an industry-standard rating that allows consumers to know how well an air filter cleans the air that passes through it. Without regular cleaning and maintenance, the air filter in the air conditioner unit loses its effectiveness.

You can quickly replace the filters by taking them out of their housing and putting in new ones. When it comes time to change the filter, 1 to 3 months after installing a new one, it should look dirty. This indicates that it is trapping airborne particles that are absorbed by the air and preventing them from blocking the fan and clogging the coils. MERVs range from 1 to 16, and a higher number indicates greater cleaning efficiency, since they can filter smaller particles from the air. The particulate removal efficiency of the filter is inversely related to the energy efficiency of your heating and air system. If you need help changing the filter in your air conditioning system, contact an air conditioning company that specializes in air conditioning systems.

Before you put in a new filter, you'll notice the difference in just a few days. Clean filters can help alleviate annoying symptoms for people with chronic conditions such as allergies or asthma, as well as prevent dust from accumulating in ducts or from entering other rooms in the house. So make sure to check your filter regularly and replace it when necessary for optimal performance.

Chelsey Barkdull
Chelsey Barkdull

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