Expert Heating and Cooling Filter Services
Designed to remove airborne contaminants, your air conditioner filters play an important role in maintaining your home’s air quality. When it comes to keeping your split system and ducted air conditioning filter clean, you need a professional who will clean it right the first time.
Metropolitan Air Conditioning has a team of heating and cooling experts who can provide you with high-quality air filter services. We have the hands-on industry experience to ensure your air conditioner filters are in top condition. This means your home will have improved air quality and your air con unit will have greater efficiency.
Types of Air Conditioner Filters
Not all filters are made equal and your choice can make a big difference to the quality of your home’s air. Here at Metropolitan, we are familiar with all types of air filters:
A High Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA filter, is placed on the return air grille of ducted air conditioning systems. They are arguably one of the most effective filters for improving air quality.
HEPA filters can purify your air from mould, bacteria, dust and more. This makes these filters a great option for those who suffer from respiratory problems or allergies.
HEPA filters need to be replaced every few years or so in residential settings and more frequently if it is used a lot.
As the name implies, UV filters use ultraviolet light to kill bacteria, viruses and mould spores. These filters use a UV lamp set to a germicidal wavelength to very effectively purify your HVAC air by destroying harmful microorganisms.
While effective against this, UV filters aren’t useful at removing common allergens such as dust. They’re also considerably more costly to install. The UV radiation used can also react with oxygen to form ozone which can be hazardous. They’re often found in combination with HEPA filters to form a large and very effective filtration system.
The UV lamps typically need to be replaced every 12 months, depending on the brand and model.
An electrostatic filter uses paper and cotton fibres to capture dust and other particles through the natural magnetism of these materials. These are a great option for those who want to combat airborne allergens in a more cost-effective way.
You can find reusable and disposable electrostatic air filters so when it comes time to change your filters, you can decide whether to wash or replace them. When compared to other filters, however, electrostatic filters are not as effective at removing larger pollutants and may not be effective enough for asthma sufferers.
For the environmentally conscious, washable air filters are a great way to go. This filter material means you can simply wash it and reuse the filter over and over again.
While not as effective as other filters, these are great for homes where air quality isn’t a major concern. In order to keep reusing these filters, you need to follow the instructions so they continue to work as intended.
Spun Glass Filters
One of the most common air con filters is spun glass filters. These are a cost-effective and readily available filter used in many air conditioners.
Spun glass filters aren’t the most effective at removing airborne contaminants and can quickly become clogged which can negatively impact your air con’s airflow and efficiency.
You can find cotton or polyester pleated filters. This air filter type is exceptional at capturing debris but not so good at providing air filtration. They’re also a great option if you want to dampen the sound of your air con!
The nature of pleated filters, however, means that your air conditioner needs to work harder to pull air through the unit and so can make it less efficient.
Pleated filters are on the more affordable range of air filters and so are a good option for those concerned about their air quality but don’t suffer and major respiratory illnesses. You can find reusable and disposable pleated filters too.
Quality AC Filter Replacement
Here at Metropolitan Air Conditioning, we include checking over and cleaning your air conditioner filter as part of an annual service. Our technicians are the best in the AC filter replacement business.
We have access to the latest and greatest technology and tools and our technicians are regularly trained to keep on top of their game. On top of our 12 month warranty that we provide with all our work and parts, you’re guaranteed a high-quality AC filter replacement service.
Along with our 24/7 availability and flexible payment options, our air filter services are second to none. Our talented technicians can be at your door the same day you call, even within 1 hour*!
The best part about using Metropolitan for your air con filter services is that we never charge you for after hours. Instead of having to take time off work to have your filters cleaned or changed over, you can have one of our specialists out after work or on a weekend and for no additional cost!
Importance of Clean Air Conditioning Filters
There are a number of reasons why you should ensure you have clean air conditioning filters. The first and most obvious reason is to ensure it is effectively filtering the air it uses.
An air conditioning filter traps airborne contaminants and stops them from being distributed throughout your home from the unit. Depending on the type of filter, these can stop dust and pollution, and even bacteria, mould spores and viruses from entering your home!
Over time these contaminants can build up on your filter and this will reduce the efficiency of the filter material. The contaminants that were once being held at bay by your air filter are now freely entering your home’s air. This is bad news not only for those with asthma or allergy sufferers but it can also affect those with no respiratory problems.
This build-up can not only make you sick, but it can also restrict airflow from your air conditioning system. Restricted airflow means the system now needs to work harder to do the same job it once did with ease. This is bad for you in a couple of ways.
Firstly, your air conditioner parts will wear out more quickly. This means you’ll be up for repairs earlier than you would if the air filter was clean. Secondly, the extra energy required to power your air con now that it needs to work harder means you’ll be paying more when the next energy bill comes round!
So for the sake of your health, the efficiency or your air con system and your wallet, ensure you have clean air conditioning filters. A fully qualified heating and cooling specialist like those at Metropolitan Air Conditioning can do more than just make sure your air filters are clean and working in perfect order.
How to Clean Ducted Air Conditioner Filter
Depending on how frequently you want to clean your air filters, you might want to clean your own ducted air conditioner filters now and then. While not as effective as having a professional air filter service, this can still help to improve its performance.
You can find the ducted air conditioner filter at the return air grille. Once you’ve removed the filter from here you can slide it out of the frame. Different air filters require different cleaning methods, so there is no one way to clean them.
While a DIY air filter wash might provide you with some short-term results, you need a regular professional service to really make your filters go the mile. You need an air conditioner filter specialist from Metropolitan Air Conditioning for an air filter service that will keep your home’s air quality healthy, as well as save you money in the long-term with running costs.
Air Conditioner Filter Prices
Living in Australia, we’ve come to rely on using our air conditioners to keep us comfortable during the summer and winter months. With the heat waves only getting longer, and winters getting colder, we’re only going to rely on them more and more.
Keeping your air con filters in good condition is more and more important for your family’s health and for keeping the running costs down. But what can you do when your finances are a little stretched and you can’t afford an air filter service upfront? Metropolitan Air Conditioning’s interest free payment plans** are the answer.
These plans have a $0 deposit, so you don’t have to worry about air conditioner filter prices upfront. You can spread out the cost of the job with weekly or fortnightly payments without paying a single cent.
In need of an air con filter service? You can be confident Metropolitan Air Conditioning will get the job done right the first time. To book in a heating and cooling expert, call us today!