Do it yourself: Changing air-conditioning filters

by | Nov 14, 2011 | Plumbing Fixture Installation And Repair

You don’t need to avail of expensive air conditioning services, to help you fix minor problems. Air conditioning repair at home could mean the simple task of replacing the air filters. Such a periodic maintenance will enhance the performance and the efficiency of the air conditioner. Periodic replacement of the filters or a sir conditioner or a heater must be carried out. If you’re not confident of carrying out the task yourself, you can approach a specialist.

Always read the manual

Be aware that if you decide to clean your air conditioner on your own, be really gentle on the evaporator coil of the equipment. This coil functions as a heat absorber, and it should be in perfect working condition. Changing the filters is the most basic repair job that you can perform at home. If you follow the instruction manual carefully, there is no reason why you should not be able to pull off the procedure.

Locating the filter

The first step would be to locate the filter. It should be along the air ducts that return the air from the house to the cooling unit. The best places for filters are walls, ceilings and furnaces. You must first identify the filter. This will be needed if you have to change your filter.

Types of air filters

Different air conditionings use different types of filtration methods. The cheapest of the lot makes use of fine coating around folded paper pleats. The one on the expensive side use electrostatic charge on reusable filters for filter the air. Besides the gulf in the price, the other difference between air filters is that the costly ones do not need to be replaced can be cleaned, while the cheaper ones should be changed regularly.

Air-conditioning filters

Air-conditioning filters


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