Even if you don’t know anything about maintaining your air conditioner, you at least know the basics: schedule an annual AC service and change the AC filters as often as necessary. That’s as good a start as any! Something as simple as keeping your AC filter clean will make a world of difference when it comes to how efficiently your air conditioner performs. And with the summers we get in Delaware County, PA, Hunterdon County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ, and the surrounding areas, we need our air conditioners to be as efficient as possible! Let’s take a closer look at what changing your AC filters entails.
If you’ve been scouring the internet trying to find the answer to this question, you’ve probably come across a lot of different responses. Some technicians will recommend changing filters every 30 days, while others will say that you can wait up to 90 days. Some will fall right in the middle at 60 days. Why is it so hard to find a straight answer? Because every household has different needs, which makes it impossible to find a one-size-fits-all solution.
How often you change your AC filters really depends on the type of filters that you use, how large your household is, whether you have children or pets, the condition of your indoor air quality, and many other factors. Let’s start with which type of AC filters you use.
Use this chart as a rough guideline for changing your AC filters. With time, you’ll get a feel for how often you’ll actually need to replace them.
Remember, if you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact a Hutchinson expert! Our residential comfort consultants will be more than happy to act as your guide. If at any time you feel like your AC unit isn’t running properly, you can also contact our emergency air conditioning repair hotline and we’ll send someone to your home right away. Our air conditioning services span from Hunterdon County, NJ, to Ocean County, NJ, to Philadelphia, PA, and everywhere in between. Contact us today to learn more!