As you start spring cleaning, don’t forget to check and change your air filters. Having a clean air filter in place before the air conditioning season starts will help ensure that your indoor air stays fresh and clean when the system starts running. Different types of air filters have different replacement requirements that will be outlined by the manufacturer. Traditional disposable fiberglass or polyester filters generally need to be changed once a month. These filters are designed to prevent large particles from entering your home-comfort equipment, so it is important to change them regularly to keep your system running efficiently. Washable or reusable filters should also be cleaned every month. Regular cleaning will help protect your equipment and make the air filter last longer. Disposable pleated or flat cotton/polyester filters should be changed once a month. This type of filter also helps trap smaller particles from entering your indoor environment, so changing them regularly will help maintain good indoor air quality. Deep-pleated air filters vary by manufacturer, but typically need to be changed only once or twice a year. Springtime, between the heavy-use seasons, is a perfect time to change these filters. Permanently charged electrostatic air filters have a longer life than many other one-inch filters and generally need to be changed only once every two to three months. If you no longer have the manufacturer’s instructions, check your filters once a month and change them if they are dirty. This is especially important during periods of peak use, like winter and summer. If you’re not sure where to find the filter slot in your home comfort equipment, or if you don’t know which filter type you should use, call Pipe Works Services in Chatham. Our professionals serve all of Morris County and would be happy to walk you through the process of changing the air filters in your home. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.

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