Changing the Air Filter | Air Conditioning, Katy, TX
The heating and air conditioning system in your home provides year-round comfort. Neglect and lack of maintenance will not only shorten the service life of your HVAC system, but will adversely affect its efficiency and performance. While you rely on your heating and cooling service provider to provide maintenance, your changing the filter on a regular basis will go a long way toward ensuring a long service life, your comfort and indoor air quality. If you are having problems with your systems filter, trust the professionals at Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to provide for all of your needs related to heating and air conditioning in Katy, TX.
Ensure you are using the correct filter for your HVAC system. Using a better filter may be more than your system can draw air through, placing the system under a strain and may cause damage. If you are uncertain of a filter’s safety in your system, call the manufacturer or give us a call and we will be happy to help you.
The air filter collects dust and other contaminants to prevent damage to the HVAC system as well as preventing it from entering your home. There are various grades of air filters, and some work better than others, but all will prevent the largest most immediately damaging particles from entering your system.
Once dust and debris reaches a certain point the filter becomes ineffective, and can even block airflow, damage the system and allow dust to enter into your home. The best way to prevent a failed air filter, ensure cleaner air, as well as a long lasting HVAC system is to routinely change the air filter for your air conditioning in Katy, TX. How often will depend upon the amount of dust and debris that has collected on it, and the type of filter it is. The air filter should be inspected every month. Choose a day, such as the 1st for example, for filter check day. Many filters require changing every month, such as the cheap blues. Others are good for 90 days depending upon certain conditions that may apply such as the following:
- A family member with allergies.
- Pets in the household.
- Use of a fireplace or wood heater
- Presence of a lot of dust due to industry, traffic and unpaved dusty surfaces
- Windy location that stirs up dust and pollen
- Location on an active farm where activities stir up dust
- Presence of a smoker in the home
- Seasonal rise of pollen If any of these conditions or any other increase dust or pollen, check the filter every 2-4 weeks and change more often as required for the best performance of your air conditioning in Katy, TX.
Ensure you replace the filter correctly. There should be an arrow indicating which way the filter should be located in the air return. It is easy to forget and place the filter in backwards where it will not provide the efficiency required.
Do not clean disposable filters. Only permanent filters can be cleaned and remain effective and efficient. Do not install a filter that is wet or damp as this can cause mold to form within the system, let reusable filters dry completely before replacing. Throw away disposable filters that have become wet. If your filter is found wet in the air return with no explanation there may be a problem in the system. Contact your Cypress HVAC technician for repair to air conditioning in Katy, TX.
When you have a problem or concerns with your heating and air conditioning in Katy, TX, Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning will be happy to inspect, service, install or provide air conditioning repair in Katy and the surrounding regions. Call the certified experts you can trust, give us a call.