An air conditioner filter is used to clean the air which circulates within the air conditioning system, trapping and filtering dust, mould, pollen and bacteria so you can breathe clean, fresh air. The filters in all residential and commercial air conditioning systems must be replaced on a regular basis to ensure proper function of your air con system. Cowan Air provides a broad range of commercial air conditioning services to Melbourne business including scheduled maintenance and 24-hour breakdown repairs. Read on to learn about the importance of filters and how often you should have them replaced.
Why Are Air Con Filters Important?
Responsible for removing contaminants from the air, air con filters ensure clean and pure air quality. Without an air con filter, dust, fibres, allergens and other unwanted particles can make their way into the building, and can result in health-related issues and performance problems.
When Should Air Conditioning Filters Be Replaced?
It is strongly suggested that you follow a regular schedule to replace air con filter occurs. While each property is different, our recommendations are below:
Domestic Properties – houses and residential buildings will need their air con filters changed every 6-12 months on average. If you have pets, use your air conditioning system frequently or if any home occupants suffer from allergies or asthma, then the filter will require more regular maintenance and replacement.
Commercial Properties – commercial spaces such as office buildings, studios, schools and restaurants should have their filters replaced every 1-12 months depending on a range of factors. If your air con system is in constant use, is large in size and if any staff or occupants suffer from allergies then the filter will need to be replaced more frequently.
How to Tell When an Air Con Filter Needs Changing
There are a few common signs you can look out for that may indicate the filter needs replacing. These include:
– The expelled air isn’t cool – If you notice that your air conditioner isn’t cooling as it normally does or is blowing warm air, check the filter. A dirty air filter won’t allow cool air to properly pass through it.
– Dust near the vents – If the surfaces nearest the vents are dustier than other surfaces further away, it’s a sign that the air filter needs replacing.
– Higher energy bills – a clogged filter makes the unit work harder, this uses more energy and increases your power bills.
– More allergy attacks – When a filter becomes saturated with contaminants, they will be circulated in the air throughout the building. As a result, allergy sufferers will experience more frequent attacks.
Choose Melbourne’s Trusted Commercial Air Conditioning Experts
With clean air con filters, your commercial air con system will remove harmful pollutants and keep the air in the building healthy and clean. Cowan Air has a team of highly skilled and qualified technicians ready to help with your commercial air conditioning maintenance and repairs in Melbourne. Whether you need routine preventative maintenance, upgrades and installations or our 24/7 breakdown service, get in touch with us online now or call us today on (03) 8586 1100.