One of the most overlooked aspects of maintaining an AC system is filter replacement. In some cases, filters are only changed after a major problem occurs within the system. During the hot summer months, when AC systems tend to break down, we usually discover clogged and dirty filters. Letting the filters get dirty to the point that they hinder your AC’s normal operation can significantly compromise the entire HVAC system. For severely clogged air filters, look to Maccarone Plumbing for help. We serve commercial sites across Long Island and Five Boroughs.
How Often Should You Replace Your Filter?
We recommend filter replacement once every three months. Some types of filters will require replacement once a month.
However, there are several factors that can affect the frequency of replacement. If your building is near a facility that emits high levels of air pollution, the filters in your building should be changed much more frequently. Likewise, when a new construction project begins near your office, the quality of the air can significantly be affected, which in turn affects the air within your building. Let the experts at Maccarone Plumbing consult with you and recommend the correct replacement periods for your AC filters.
What Happens If You Neglect to Replace Your Filter?
There are two major things that can happen when you neglect to replace your AC filters. First, those in your building will be breathing lower quality air. This can affect employees or guests with allergies. Regularly maintained AC filters help remove many of the contaminants that cause allergic reactions, and having them replaced in a timely manner is the best way to ensure everyone in your building enjoys a comfortable indoor environment.
Another problem that will develop with neglected filters is a compromised AC unit. When the filters become severely clogged, air cannot pass through the cooling system properly. The unit will then overheat from trying to force the right amount of air through the system. The motor will also be forced to run harder than normal and will eventually cause a premature breakdown of the system.
Take the hassle out of replacing your AC filters and let the experts show up and keep your system maintained and running smoothly. Call us today at (516) 671-3232 and never worry about when to change your filters again!