Tucson Air Conditioning 101: Replacing Your Air Filter

After 100 degree days and sweltering nights, you might be wondering: should I replace my Tucson air conditioning filter?

If you’ve spoken to one of our experienced Chas Roberts Tucson air conditioning contractors you know that replacing your air filter might just be the most importance maintenance task you perform throughout the year. But what is the next step?

Because we know that replacing your air conditioning filter can sometimes be a confusing process, the professionals at Chas Roberts have created an easy, step-by-step guide:

  1. Talk with a professional: The first step toward replacing your air conditioning filter is to talk with one of our qualified Tucson air conditioning contractors. You and your Chas Roberts contractor will have the opportunity to discuss price, Filter Performance Rating (FPR), and brands before the work even begins.
  2. Select a size: One of the most important steps to take when replacing your filter is to select the right size. It’s important to know the make and model of your HVAC before you select the size of your new air filter: too large, and you’ll have trouble fitting the filter inside your return grill. Too small, and the filter will allow dust, dirt mites, pollen, pet dander, mold spores and even viruses to pass through your HVAC to your home. Based on the make and model of your unit, your Chas Roberts contractor will be sure to help you pick the right size filter.
  3. Install the filter: After your Chas Roberts contractor has installed your new filter, he/she will ensure that you know how to do it yourself. Installing a new filter is as simple as removing the covering over your HVAC unit’s filter compartment, sliding the old filter out, and inserting the new one in it’s place. You’ll want to be sure that the airflow arrows on the filter are pointing toward your HVAC unit.

Replacing your air filter every one to three months will save you money on costly repairs and utility bills in the long run. To learn more about replacing your air conditioning filter or to speak with one of our trusted Tucson air conditioning contactors today, visit ChasRoberts.com or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.