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How often should I change my air conditioning filter?

The climate in Brisbane is not an average climate and the periods of intense humidity will put extra strain on your air conditioning unit, as it tries to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. If you want to ensure your air conditioning unit remains in peak condition you should make sure you take the time to read through your manufactures guidelines. Some manufactures will recommend that you change your filter every 3 months, but dependent on where you live you may need to monitor this and change them on a more regular basis.

Due to the extra demands placed on your unit over the summer months your filter will collect more dirt and dust particles. If your filter becomes blocked you are then not allowing enough air to pass through to your unit and this means it cannot operate effectively. Every home is different and there are a number of factors that will affect the lifespan of your filters. Good quality filters are not expensive especially not when compared with the extra energy costs you will be paying on your air con unit if it is not operating efficiently.

Filters are there to provide protection for your family from allergens and pollutants. Bear in mind that keeping your filter clean, replacing it regularly and using a recommended brand will help keep your unit running more efficiently, the air in your home cleaner, and your family healthier.

If you are in anyway unsure, our team at H&H Air Conditioning are happy to advise you, if you unit is due a service we can discuss it while at your property and provide you with the correct filters and show you how to correctly fit them in your air conditioning unit. We work extensively through Brisbane and surrounding suburbs.Contact us today for all your air conditioning needs.

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