One of the main functions of a central air conditioner is to remove unwanted contaminants from the air such as pet dander, mold, dust, debris, and airborne infectious agents. To properly filtrate air, an AC system needs to have a filter that is not dirty. A homeowner can use these guidelines to change Air Conditioning Filters Kitsap County more efficiently and with less hassle.
To change a central air conditioner’s filter, a homeowner first needs to locate the filter compartment. On most systems, this is in the return air duct. A few systems have this compartment around the furnace. The cover of this compartment and its fasteners should be removed and set to the side. The filter should slide out fairly easily. Care should be taken not to disturb the contents on the filter’s surface. After sliding out the filter, set it to the side. The compartment can be vacuumed out to remove dust and debris.
A filter can either be disposable or reusable. A disposable filter should be put in a bag and placed outside until it can be properly disposed. A replacement filter should be slid into its position. Arrows are typically on a filter indicating the direction it should be slid. When a new filter has to be purchased, a homeowner can use the measurements on the old filter. When these are not visible, a person will need to measure the width, height, and depth of the old filter. It’s a good idea to get a filter with an MERV rating of at least 7 to facilitate enhanced filtration. A reusable filter should be vacuumed to removed the majority of contents from the filter’s surface. A sponge and cleaning solution can be used to clean the rest of it off. Using a garden hose will rinse off any remaining cleaning solution and debris.
After putting in a clean or replacement filter, a person should replace the fasteners and compartment cover. Air Conditioning Filters Kitsap County can assist homeowners in creating a more healthful living environment. For more information on filters or AC services, a person can talk to a professional at Quality Heating Electrical & AC. This company can handle residential and commercial customers.
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