Are you waking up feeling stuffy? Noticing more dust-build up throughout your home? Has your utility bill gone up? If so, there’s a good chance your AC, HVAC, or furnace filter is to blame. All these systems are vital to keeping your home a comfortable temperature, but they also distribute air throughout your home.
If your filters aren’t regularly changed, it will not only reduce the efficiency of your AC or HVAC system, but it will also severely impact your indoor air quality.
At TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we offer budget-friendly air conditioner filter replacement in Downers Grove, IL. Whether you want a one-time service or semi-annual maintenance, you can count on our experienced team!
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What Does Your AC Filter Do?
The obvious answer here is “filter air,” but you might be surprised by just what your AC or HVAC filter catches.
- Dust and skin flakes
- Pet dander and hair
- Mold spores
Your filter's primary purpose is to keep all the above from building up within your heating or cooling system, but as a side effect, it also prevents all the above from circulating throughout your home. That means you'll breathe easier, suffer fewer allergies, and get sick less often—that is, if your filter is cleaned or changed regularly.
How to Know If You Need HVAC Filter Replacement
Most manufacturers suggest replacing or cleaning your cooling system filter every 6 to 12 months. This timeline is only a rough estimate. If you live in a dusty area of Downers Grove or have pets, you may require more frequent service.
Beyond looking at the calendar, there are some other signs it may be time for an AC filter replacement:
- Reduced airflow
- Noisy operation
- Increased cycling on and off
- An increase in energy usage
- Diminishing air quality
If your unit is showing signs it’s time for a service visit, give us a call. We’ve built relationships with top filter providers to keep our costs low and our results high quality.
Think something else might be wrong with your cooling system? We can help with that too! Call us for air conditioner repair.
Advantages of Professional AC Filter Replacement
At this point, you might be wondering: can’t I just do it myself? Yes. Changing an AC filter is relatively easy, but by hiring a professional, you not only get to pass on this dirty job but enjoy the peace of mind that comes with regular air conditioner inspections.
When we change your filter, we’ll also do a full diagnostic to ensure your system is running at peak performance and perform any other necessary semi-annual maintenance tasks. You can trust us for all your heating and cooling service needs.