How to Tell if Your AC Filter Needs to be Replaced

Posted on July 13th, 2021 by Devine Bros

The filter is one of the most critical parts of your AC unit. Without it, you’re going to be left with a dirty system that will eventually lead to costly repairs. The summer heat is a drag, but if you don’t have your AC filter replaced, it can get even worse! To avoid this, it’s essential to keep an eye out for any visible signs that it’s time to replace your filter. 

You can easily tell if your filter needs to be replaced by looking for these signs: 

Dusty Vents

When the area around your unit becomes dusty or dirty, and you can’t see into the ducts anymore, this is a telltale sign that your filters require a replacement or cleaning. It’s self-evident that the air coming from your system is no longer clean because of this! 

Mold or Musty Smell

If you notice an unpleasant, moldy smell coming from your vents, this could be due to dirty air filters, which can cause bacteria and allergens to build up in your home. There are not enough candles or air fresheners to solve this problem, so getting your filters replaced ASAP is your best bet. Not only that, but mold spores are harmful to you and your family’s health. 

Poor Air Quality

If your air feels moist or warm when the system is on, this is a vital sign that your filter has become clogged up with debris and dust, causing issues with the efficiency of your air conditioner. Pay close attention to whether or not your thermostat is set at a comfortable temperature often as well. 

Inner Issues

Signs that your air filter needs to be replaced aren’t always right in front of you. One possible sign is if the coils on your condenser have started to rust and corrode. While you could check this yourself, it’s best to have a professional take a look. But, if this problem has occurred in your system, you’ll know if your AC sounds a bit louder than usual or any of the other issues stated above. 

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