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August 28, 2019

How to Clean Central AC Filter

how to clean central ac filter

Cleaning or replacing your air conditioner’s filters is essential to maintaining your system’s performance. Dust caught in these protective parts will cause blockages, inhibiting airflow to your unit and impacting its ability to cool your home. In this article, the pros at Gold Star Services explain when and how to clean central AC filter to ensure your air conditioning is running efficiently.

At Gold Star Services, our talented technicians have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and resolve AC issues in record time. Our many stellar online reviews are a testament to our crew’s dedication to providing exceptional service and comfortable customer experience. Contact us today at 1-302-947-8694 to speak to one of our pros.

Common Signs Your Air Filters Need Cleaning

If you’re not sure whether your air filters to be cleaned, check for the following signs:

  • The air quality in your home is worsening
  • Your AC’s air filters are visibly dirty
  • Your air conditioner is struggling to cool your home
  • Despite the same usage, your electrical bill is higher than prior months

How to Clean Central AC Filter

Many systems use filters that cannot be cleaned and must be replaced every few months. Check your manual to figure out which type you have. Typically, AC manufacturers recommend swapping out the filter at least once every season. However, these basic guidelines to do not account for other factors such as the size of your rooms, whether you have pets, and your average annual usage.

At Gold Star Services, we will create a maintenance plan tailored to your specific HVAC unit and cooling needs. This plan will simplify important maintenance tasks and will prevent breakdowns and other issues in the future.

If your air conditioner is equipped with reusable air filters, you will need to check the manufacturer’s instructions for advice on washing this part. Most reusable air filters can be cleaned using water and dish soap. Make sure to let the filter dry thoroughly before putting it back in the AC.

Contact Us Today for Expert AC Maintenance Advice

If you suspect your air conditioner’s air filters are dirty or blocked, turn to the pros at Gold Star Services. We will visit your home, diagnose your system, and resolve issues as quickly as possible. More than 92% of our calls are completed on the same visit. Call us today at 1-302-947-8694 to find out more.

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