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How Often Should I Replace My HVAC Filter?

Your HVAC air filters need to be replaced every one to three months, depending on how often you’re running your heating and cooling systems. The two main reasons why you need to replace your filters regularly are:

  1. Improved indoor air quality – Your HVAC filters trap the airborne particles in your air—such as dust, mold spores, allergens, bacteria, and more—and keep them from being circulated in your home. However, if you have a dirty, clogged filter, it can’t catch those harmful particles which can lead to reduced indoor air quality.
  2. Improved heating and cooling system performance – One of the main benefits of having clean HVAC filters is the improved performance for your heating and cooling systems. If the filters are clogged and dirty, they restrict the airflow in your system, thus making it more difficult to circulate the air in your home and requiring your systems to work harder.

Many people ask us why they can’t just clean out their HVAC air filters, and the answer is simple: the majority of reputable HVAC experts will agree that washable, reusable air filters can be dangerous for your home. If they are not cleaned and dried properly, it can lead to mold growth—the last thing you want when it comes to filtering the air in your home.

If you want to learn more about replacing your AC and furnace filters, or you have questions about your heating and cooling system performance and indoor air quality, contact the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning. We can answer all your questions about your HVAC systems and air quality.

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”I hired Arctic Air for my father's house since another company was pushing him to replace the unit altogether. Arctic Air came out quickly and was able to repair his…”

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”Today we were lucky enough to have Brenden as our technician again! He came to check our entire heat/air system & made sure we were all set & safe for…”

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”Great job. Repair was done quickly and efficiently. I have used Artic Air for over 30 years and have never been disappointed. Their staff is courtious and very helpful.”

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”Asked them for an estimate on an instillation of furnace and AC unit. Salesman came out that same week (Alex Gallo) showed up on time and was very pleasant and…”

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”Effective and on time service. Technician professional and polite. You receive text and email before they arrive and know who is coming. Thanks.”

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”All good, very professional and responsive.”

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”Fixed the system quickly, responded very professionally and saved us the new installation. Very polite and nice.”

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”The tech came on time and was prepared for the job. He was very capable and completed the job with no problems. He explained everything that he did and left…”

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”We had called Arctic because our neighbors had used them for the installation of their Lennox system. It was very easy to schedule the service call, and Dustin showed up…”

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”Great HVAC company. Everyone is very nice. We are very happy with our hvac installation. We just had our first maintenance on our new furnace. The young man that did…”

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”On time and efficient service. Technician cleaned up area and explained service questions I had.”

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”Excellent and professional service. Clean work and friendly demeanor.”

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”Arctic Air is a great company; honest, trustworthy and employ competent technicians. Always a good experience when dealing with Arctic Air. Would recommend their services to everyone,”

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