Your air filter protects the life and longevity of your HVAC system. If dust gets onto the cooling coils, it can prevent heat transfer and put extra strain on the system during normal operation. The system may cycle on more often than usual or struggle to keep your home or business at the temperature you desire. Air filters help keep this from happening, so it’s important to have them replaced every 30-90 days in order to keep the system running in peak condition.

Contain the Filter

First, we turn off your HVAC system so it doesn’t pull in unfiltered air while you’re changing the filter. Then, we remove the filter and place it into a plastic bag. 

We are careful not to jostle the filter or hit it against anything, as that can dislodge dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and viruses into the air.

Take it outside

Putting the filter in an indoor trash can will increase the chance of it getting punctured or ripped, and air filters are on the “no” list for curbside recycling because of fiberglass components and the dirt and dust trapped inside, so we place the used filters in outdoor trash cans. 

Replace the filter

Finally, we replace the old filter with a clean new one! We then turn the system back on to keep your home or business at a comfortable temperature so you can breathe easy.

If you need help with regular HVAC maintenance, contact Aztec Mechanical today.