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3 Telltale Signs You Need a New HVAC Filter

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Are you trying to determine if you need a new HVAC filter in your home?  Because every home environment is different, the best way to know for sure is to watch for certain signs and symptoms in your home and check the filter monthly. A dirty filter can result in poor indoor air quality and worsening of allergy and respiratory issues.

Here are three signs indicating it’s time to switch out the air filter to achieve optimal indoor air quality:

#1: Overheating HVAC

An excessively dirty or clogged air filter can lead to your HVAC overheating. Touch the back of the HVAC unit to detect a hot surface or hot air coming from it. If the unit is hot, you’ll know you need an air filter replacement immediately.

#2: Spike in Allergy Symptoms

Are you or your family members sniffling and sneezing more than usual? A dirty air filter may be to blame. If you have members of your household who suffer from allergy symptoms, you may need to change your HVAC air filters more frequently during the springs and summer months, especially during the pollen season. Simply replacing the air filter may be all that’s necessary to reduce allergens and breathe easier.

#3: Dusty Surfaces

Excessive dust on the surfaces near the heating and cooling vent can mean you have a dirty air filter. If you notice the surfaces and carpet in that area have a visible layer of dust or an ashy substance, it’s time to change the filter.

Turn to Wilson’s to Keep Your HVAC Running Optimally All Year Long

Not sure if you need a new air filter or if something else is wrong with your HVAC system? At Wilson’s Refrigeration & Air, we’ll help you determine if you need a new HVAC filter and provide maintenance and repairs to keep your HVAC system in peak condition, so your home’s indoor air quality is just right. Connect with Wilson’s Refrigeration & Air to schedule service.

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