Everyone agrees that you should change the air conditioner filter in your system on a regular basis, but not everyone agrees on the type of filter you should use. When seeking advice about air conditioner filters, the professionals at Expert Air and Refrigeration Services should be your first and last call.
AC Filters are Vital Part of Regular Maintenance
The primary purpose of a filter is to protect your air conditioner equipment, not to improve indoor air quality. With so many air conditioner filters that vary in the materials they’re made of, how does a home or business owner make the right choice?
Some high-efficiency filters are too good and can slow the flow of air across the heat exchanger, reducing your air conditioner system’s efficiency, raising your energy bills, and possibly causing permanent damage to your system due to overheating. Similarly, a high-efficiency filter can freeze the condensing coils on an AC unit. (A dirty filter can do the same thing.)
A more important fact is that air conditioner filters do relatively little to reduce the number of small airborne particles you inhale. In addition, air conditioner systems are not running constantly. Even during the high use seasons, an air conditioner runs only part of the time. So it stands to reason they are not filtering the air when the fan is not running.
Stop wasting time and money trying to figure out conflicting furnace filter maker ratings systems. Get in touch with knowledgeable staff, and we will help you with your next air conditioner filter selection and purchase. Expert Air offers filters ranging from standard to HEPA to electronic.
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