Are You Using The Correct Size Air Filter? How Do You Choose One?
Using the proper sized air filters with your heating and cooling equipment is more important than you might think.
A filter that is too small is useless. Particles and allergens will just stream around it into the equipment, and then may be blown all over the residence or business. Over a prolonged period, this can lead to particle build up and eventually damage the equipment, causing a need for expensive repairs.
Size is not the only important aspect of your filters. They must be changed at regular intervals. If they are not, the filters may become clogged. An old, clogged filter makes your heating and cooling equipment work harder and longer. This causes wear and tear on the unit, shortening its lifespan. It can also cause wear and tear on your budget, causing high energy bills.
Choosing the right-sized filter is important. The easiest way is to remove the current filter and look on the top, where you will see a number like 20 x 24 x 1. This means the filter is 20 inches by 24 inches and one inch thick. You will find this size at local vendors such as hardware stores.
If there is no number or if the filter is missing, you can use a tape measure. You will probably not get exactly 20 x 24 if you measure, but that’s enough to find the correct size. You will find that the staff at your local hardware store can give good advice about filters.
If you know the name and model of your unit, you should be able to find information about it online, including the manufacturer’s recommendations for filter size.
There are many sorts of air filters on the market. Choosing the right size is very important. Brian’s Heating and Cooling reminds consumers that changing them appropriately is also important and may be needed more frequently in households with pets or smokers.
The wrong filters can cause severe damage to your AC unit. Ask a professional if you are unsure, save yourself from costly repairs! Contact the experts from Brian’s Heating & Cooling for all of your AC Installation needs in Round Rock, TX and the surrounding areas.