How Often Should You Replace Your AC Filter?
Every household will have different needs when it comes to air quality and indoor comfort levels. This means frequency of AC filter replacement will also be different from household to household.
Does your household have pets or smokers? We recommend replacing your AC filter every two months.
Do you have household members who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions? AC filter replacement is recommended every six weeks.
Don’t have pets, smokers, or family members with respiratory issues? We recommend filter replacement every three months.
Are You Using the Right Filter?
The type of AC filter you use will affect frequency of replacement. Most homeowners use either fiberglass or pleated filters.
Fiberglass AC Filters
Fiberglass filters are easy to find, budget-friendly, and provide efficient airflow. However, they are the least effective when it comes to trapping small particles and typically need to be replaced every month. If you are looking to improve the overall air quality in your home, you may want to consider pleated AC filters.
Pleated AC Filters
If you have pets or allergy sufferers in your home, we recommend pleated AC filters. These types of filters can trap smaller particles that would normally go through fiberglass filters. Pleated filters also have a greater surface area, which means you can replace them every two to three months. As a result, pleated filters are a great value and often more cost-effective than fiberglass filters.