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When should I change the air filter at my Maryville, IL home?

Here’s when you know your air filter needs to be changed

When it comes to HVAC systems, there’s a lot of talk about air filters. What type do you need? How often should you change it? Is it working? However, unless you’re an HVAC professional, you probably don’t have all the answers to these questions. Luckily, you can count on the friendly people at Morrison to answer all of these questions. Not ready to call? Read below to learn more about air filters and when yours needs to be changed.

Change your air filter when…

It’s Right on Schedule

Even if your system is functioning optimally, you still need to change your air filter on a regular basis. For most systems, it’s monthly, but it could be every three months. Changing the filter on a regular basis will help keep your system clean and efficient, even during peak season.

It’s Dirty

Even if it’s not the regular time to change your air filter, check periodically to ensure it’s not becoming clogged. A clogged air filter could tip you off to larger problems before they become major catastrophes that require repair.

Impairs Performance

Have you noticed that your system seems to be working harder? Is it more difficult to heat or cool your home? The problem could be a dirty filter that’s making it harder for your system to heat and cool the air.

Your House is Dirty

Have you noticed that dust and dirt are building up more quickly on furniture and other surfaces? This could be the sign of a clogged filter that’s aiding the spread of dirt and dust throughout your home.

Your Family is Sneezy

Does your otherwise healthy family have a case of the sniffles? Noticing allergy issues? When your air filter is dirty or clogged, you’ll see increased allergy problems due to allergens and dust in the air.

Air Ducts are Dirty

Is dust building up in your air ducts? Have you noticed cobwebs building up around vents? It’s a good time to change your air filter if you notice any of these problems, not to mention hire a professional for duct cleaning services.

Dirty Unit

Sometimes the dust around your unit is a great indicator that you need to change your filter. This indicates that your filter is not doing its job, causing dust and debris to build up on your system’s components.

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