Change or clean your furnace and air conditioner filters once a month or according to the filter manufacturer’s instructions.
Increased dust could be a sign that it is time to change a dirty furnace or air conditioner filter. High-efficiency electrostatic air filters should be used in air conditioner and furnace systems. You also need to check the filter when running the central air conditioner, because air circulates through the furnace and the filter.
Dirty filters restrict air flow, reduce efficiency and worst case, can cause the evaporator to ice up. Dirty filters reduce the efficiency of the air conditioner. The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to replace or clean filters monthly. When filters get plugged with dirt, airflow through the ducts is reduced and your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency suffer.
If you have a central air conditioner, regularly clean a re-usable filter or change the filter at the beginning of the cooling season.
Here are a few heating & air conditioning service companies to check out.
- Fahnestock Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning
- Hanna Heating and Air Conditioning
- Roth Heating and Air