smoke, sneeze debris, outdoor pollutants, and molds can harm the
health of household occupants. Luckily, air
conditioning Rochester Hills, MI can remove a
majority of these substances. To perform this important function,
it’s necessary to regularly change an air conditioner’s filter. The
following tips offer advice to make this task simpler and more
Find the location
of the filter compartment. A filter compartment may be located within
a central air return register. This is commonly situated in a common
area. A filter compartment will likely be in front of the air handler
when the home has multiple return vents. The air handler is likely
located in the attic or garage. When a search fails to locate the
filter compartment, call an AC
specialist in Rochester
Hills, MI for advice.
Clean or Change
the filter compartment, remove the cover with a screwdriver or other
tool. Set screws or other fasteners to the side. Carefully remove the
filter. A filter can be disposable or reusable. Set the filter to the
side. Use the hand attachment of a vacuum to suction out the filter
compartment. Also, use a vacuum to suction off the surface contents
from a reusable filter. Place a disposable filter in a bag and
dispose of it. Take a reusable filter outside. Use a garden hose to
rinse off the surface contents. Allow it to air dry.
reusable filter into its former position. It may be necessary to
purchase another reusable filter when the filtering material on an
old one becomes loose or damaged. Put another disposable filter into
the filter compartment with the same measurements as the old
disposable filter. The measurements of a filter are often on the side
of the filter. When these are faded, find the dimensions with a tape
measure. Ensure that the cover and fasteners are secured in place.
It’s prudent to change an AC filter about once a month. A homeowner may need to do this more in an area with an elevated level of pollution. Doing this prolongs the useful life of an air conditioner. For information on AC services, please browse the website of Royal Oak Heating & Cooling. This company offers commercial and residential AC services.