Have you been finding yourself frequently replacing your air filters and wondering how it gets dirty so quickly? A quickly contaminated air filter can even indicate a larger issue at hand. Read below to determine the source and see what steps you need to take to reduce this amount.
- Do You Have Pets? Your furry friends shed hair and contaminants that get trapped in your air filter. Although shedding is inevitable when you have pets, you can reduce the amount circulating your air by brushing and bathing your pets regularly.
- Have You Check Your Thermostat Settings? If your thermostat settings are set to ON instead of AUTO then you’re allowing your air conditioner to constantly run. A constantly running AC means that your air filter will be getting dirty more quickly and will need to be replaced more frequently. Setting your thermostat to AUTO instead of ON can help conserve energy and money spent on bills as well as your air filter.
- Do You Have the Right Filter? Check your manufacturer’s guide on what type of filter you should be purchasing and how often you should be replacing them. This should give you a guideline on whether or not you’re replacing them more frequently than recommended. One inch pleated filters tend to get dirty quickly so try filters with a different material such as thick pleats or fiberglass. If you’re unsure on your correct filter for your system, you can contact your technician for a professional recommendation.
- Do you have lots of dust in your home? Airborne particles, especially larger ones like dust, can quickly collect on your air filters, reducing airflow and system performance. Consider investing in one of the many Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products that are available to help reduce airborne contaminants. We are happy to provide personalized recommendations for your home.
If you’re in need of a professional recommendation or in need of air conditioning services, call your local reliable experts at Ken’s AC at 830-693-5152! We provide air conditioning repairs for both residential and light commercial to Marble Falls, Kingsland, Granite Shoals, Burnet, Horseshoe Bay, and Cottonwood Shores.