Metropolitan Air Conditioning Vans Available Now for Air Conditioner Filter Image

Air Conditioner Filter

Metro Air Conditioning Contractors Air Conditioner Filter Image

Do you need an expert air conditioner filter service?

Keep your family safe and healthy with our professional air conditioner filter services. We're available 24/7 so we can be with you when you need us most.

Metropolitan Air Conditioning Air Conditioner Filter Employee Image

Expert Heating and Cooling Filter Services

Your air conditioner filters play an important role in optimising the air quality of your home by removing airborne contaminants such as dust particles, dirt, smoke, pet dander and pollen. When it comes to keeping your split system or ducted air conditioning filter clean, you need a professional who will clean it thoroughly to ensure optimal performance.

The team of heating and cooling experts at Metropolitan Air Conditioning can provide you with high-quality air filter services. From installation to replacement and cleaning, we have the necessary hands-on industry experience to ensure your air con filters are in top condition. This means your home will see the air quality improve, and your HVAC system will enjoy greater efficiency.

Types of Air Filters

It's important that we note here that not all filters are made equal. Your choice of air conditioner filter can make a big difference to the quality of the air in your home. Here at Metropolitan, we are familiar with all types of air filters. Among them are:

HEPA Filters

A High Efficiency Particulate Air filter, or HEPA filter, is placed on the return air grille panel of ducted air conditioning systems. They are widely considered to be one of the most effective filters for improving air quality.

HEPA filters can purify your air from mould, bacteria, dust and more. This makes them a great option for people who suffer from respiratory problems or allergies.

In a residential setting, you will need to replace them every few years; possibly even more frequently if you use your air con a lot.

UV Filters

As the name indicates, UV filters use ultraviolet light to kill bacteria, viruses and mould spores. They use a UV lamp set to a germicidal wavelength to very effectively purify your HVAC air by destroying harmful microorganisms.

Though they are highly effective at dealing with these airborne contaminants, UV filters aren't useful for removing common allergens like dust. They're also significantly more expensive to install. The UV radiation that they use can also react with oxygen to produce ozone which can be hazardous. They're often found in combination with HEPA filters to form a large and very effective filtration system.

Depending on the brand and model of UV filter that you use, the lamps typically need replacing every 12 months.

Electrostatic Filters

and other particles. These are great options for those who want to combat airborne allergens more cost-effectively.

Electrostatic air filters are available in reusable or disposable options, giving you the option to wash or replace them when they need changing. Compared to other filters, however, electrostatic filters are not as effective at removing larger pollutants and may not be effective enough for asthma sufferers.

Washable Filters

If you’re seeking a more environmentally conscious option, washable air filters are a great way to go. The material allows you to simply wash the filter and reuse it time and time again.

Though they’re not as effective as other filter options, washable filters are great for homes where air quality is less of a concern. To keep reusing these filters, you need to follow the instructions so they continue to work as intended.

Spun Glass Filters

Spun glass filters are one of the most common aircon filters on the market. They are cost-effective, readily available, and used in many air conditioners.

It’s worth noting, however, that spun glass filters aren't the most effective at removing contaminants from the air. They can quickly become clogged which can negatively impact the airflow and efficiency of your air con system.

Pleated Filters

Pleated filters are available in cotton or polyester options. They’re exceptional at capturing debris but less capable of providing air filtration. They're also great for dampening the sound of your air con!

The nature of pleated filters, however, means that your air conditioner is forced to work harder to pull air through the unit and so can make it less efficient.

Pleated air filters are at the more affordable end of the price range. They’re a good option for people concerned about the quality of air in their homes, but who don't suffer any major respiratory illnesses. You can find reusable and disposable pleated filters too.

Metropolitan Air Conditioning Service Reviews Metropolitan Air Conditioning Service Reviews

Quality Air Conditioning System Filter Replacement

Here at Metropolitan, our technicians are among the best in the AC filter replacement business.

We have access to the latest and greatest technology and tools, and our technicians maintain their skills and knowledge with regular training to keep on top of their game. We provide a 12-month warranty on all our work and parts to guarantee 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. We 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 replace or clean your filters, you can have one of our specialists out after work, on a weekend or even on a public holiday, for no additional cost!

Importance of Clean Air Conditioning Filters

There are many reasons to keep your air conditioning filters clean. The first and most obvious reason is to ensure remains capable of effectively filtering the air.

An air conditioning filter traps airborne impurities in the unit and prevents them from spreading throughout your home. Depending on the type of filter, they can stop dust and pollution, and even bacteria, mould spores and viruses from entering your home.

Over time, these impurities accumulate in your filter and reduce its efficiency. This results in the contaminants now freely entering the air in your home. This is bad news - not only for those with asthma or allergy sufferers but can also affect people with no respiratory issues.

Protect the Performance Of Your Air Con System

This build-up can not only make you sick, but it can also restrict airflow from your air con system. Diminished airflow means the system now needs to work harder to perform the same task it once did with ease. This is bad for you in a couple of ways.

Firstly, the parts and components in your air conditioner will wear out more quickly. This means you'll need repairs to your air conditioning system sooner than if the air filter was clean. Secondly, a harder-working air con requires extra energy to power it. This means you'll be paying more when the next energy bill comes around!

So for the sake of your health, the efficiency of your air con system, and your wallet, be sure to keep your air conditioning filters clean. A fully qualified heating and cooling specialist from Metropolitan Air Conditioning can do more than just clean your air filters - we’ll keep them in perfect working condition.

How to Clean A Ducted Air Conditioner Filter

Depending on how frequently you want to clean your air filters, you might want to just vacuum clean your ducted air conditioner filters now and then. Though it is a less effective method than 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 the frame 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 make your filters go the mile. You need an air conditioner filter specialist from Metropolitan 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.

Interest Free** Air Conditioner Filters

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 is essential 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 range of interest free** payment plans is the answer.

Just choose a payment plan with one of our providers – Zip or Humm. You have the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so there's nothing to pay upfront.

Your technician can take you through the easy application process on site and approval usually takes only a few minutes. We also accept payment by cash, cheque and credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

In need of an air con filter service? You can be confident Metropolitan will get the job done right the first time. To book a heating and cooling expert, call us today!

Air Conditioner Filter FAQ

Your air conditioner filter's primary function is to remove impurities in the air like dust and bacteria that can negatively impact your health.

Running your AC without a filter will result in bringing more airborne into your home and into the unit itself. This will impact your home's air quality which can lead to worse symptoms for allergy sufferers and asthmatics. A build-up of dust and grime on your air conditioning unit will restrict flow over the evaporator coils which reduces its ability to cool air.

The frequency at which you need to change the filter in your air conditioner will vary depending on many factors including the type of filter, how frequently you use your air con, if you have pets and more. When you have your air conditioner serviced annually, your heating and cooling specialist will be able to recommend how often you should change your air conditioner filter.

Air Conditioner Filter Technicians Near You

We service all metropolitan areas of:

metropolitan aircon

Arrange an Appointment with the Award Winning Team!

If you have emergency or a general household problem, please fill in the form and one of our friendly team members will endeavor to call you back as soon as possible.

Book Online Now

Fill in your details below to receive a call back within 3 minutes*.

Our team will be in touch within 3 minutes!
Same Price After Hours Icon
Same Price After Hours**

No matter the day or time of year, you'll pay the same rates, including public holidays!

Within the hour icon
1 Hour* Emergency Service

For all general maintenance and emergency services, we can deliver same day services.

Interest Free Payment Options Icon
Interest Free Payment Options**

Fix now, pay later with our flexible and convenient interest free options including Zip Pay.

Air Conditioning Specialists You Can Trust

Our Promise Going Further

Our specialists pride themselves with honest reliable services


Our fixed pricing structure guarantees transparency. You will always be quoted the complete costs before work can commence, and our expert technicians will guide you through the process.

Our specialists pride themselves with honest reliable services


Not all jobs are created equal, but all jobs are equally important. Whether it's a simple repair or ducted air conditioning install, we apply the same high levels of dedication and service no matter the scope of the work.

Professional Expert Technicians


Home is your castle. Your pride and joy. Our well-spoken technicians will show respect towards you and your property and always clean up after themselves.

Technician Zip Pay Payment Options Image
Technician Zip Pay Payment Options Image

Now Available!

Interest free Air Con with trusted pay later options

What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

Better service starts here

5 stars rating

I called them in the morning, and they were at my doorstep within a few hours. The technician was quick to identify the problem, had the necessary parts, and repaired my AC unit in no time.

Marion Minguillon - WA
5 stars rating

My AC was acting up, and I was worried about a hefty repair bill. However, the technicians quickly identified a minor issue, fixed it, and didn't overcharge me. I appreciate their honesty and expertise in troubleshooting the problem.

Sara Cribbs - VIC
5 stars rating

Thorough filter cleaning left no room for concerns, resulting in cleaner air and AC that requires less maintenance. Our home's air quality has improved dramatically, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome.

Lorenzo Rodriguez - SA
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning Logo

    When looking for a leading supplier of wall mounted split systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries air conditioners offer reliable, high-quality heating and cooling perfect for Australian family homes.

  • Temperzone Air Conditioning Logo

    Temperzone is the award-winning global manufacturer of air conditioners and leaders in climate innovation with a wide range of systems suitable for Australian homes and commercial applications.

  • Bonaire Air Conditioning Logo

    Bonaire heating and cooling systems are economical, yet high performance. Their reliable air conditioners are manufactured in Adelaide and expertly designed to withstand year-round weather extremes.

  • ActronAir Air Conditioning Logo

    For incredible home comfort, you want ActronAir. Ducted systems or wall hung splits, ActronAir air conditioning has the best residential cooling solutions. You'll never complain about the heat again.

  • Fujitsu Air Conditioning Logo

    Stay comfortable all summer long thanks to Fujitsu air conditioning. Fujitsu ducted air conditioning units are perfect for Aussie homes so when you need repairs or servicing, call Metropolitan.

  • Sharp Air Air Conditioning Logo

    With over 100 years in the industry, Japan’s Sharp Air Conditioning is known for luxury products. Sharp air cons provide convenient and effective cooling performance, to deliver year round comfort.

  • Hitachi Air Conditioning Logo

    Are you ready to discover the incredible range of Hitachi air conditioners? We’re talking split systems, wall mounted, ducted heating and cooling and more. So plenty of options for achieving comfort.

  • Stadt Air Conditioning Logo

    STADT air conditioning is synonymous with high quality Australian owned ducted heating and cooling. For any STADT air conditioning service and repair, we are your Australian experts.

  • Haier Air Conditioning Logo

    With over 30 years in the industry, Haier is known internationally for its energy efficient and smart heating and cooling solutions. Haier heating and cooling is just a tap away.

  • Vulcan Air Conditioning Logo

    When you're after a Vulcan air conditioning service, you want Metropolitan. We're experts in Vulcan climate control, providing repairs and servicing for air conditioners.

  • Kelvinator Air Air Conditioning Logo

    Australians have enjoyed Kelvinator's cooling reliability for over 80 years. Whether you have a Kelvinator window air conditioner or Kelvinator split system, Metropolitan is here to help 24/7.

  • York Air Air Conditioning Logo

    For optimal year-round comfort from your AC unit, York is the name to know. Distributed by Bonaire, York air conditioners Australia offer superior AC solutions perfect for our Australian climate.

  • Lennox Air Conditioning Logo

    Lennox is a globally recognised brand with a great range of energy-efficient HVAC systems. Choose a Lennox air conditioner when craving that desirable climate control and year-round comfort.

  • LG Air Conditioning Logo

    LG is a world leader in consumer electronics, and its air conditioners are no different. From smart split systems to energy efficient ducted air conditioning, LG air conditioning does it all.

  • Midea Air Conditioning Logo

    Midea is an Australian giant with an international reputation for quality split system air conditioning. You can also find portable coolers and window boxes among the Midea air conditioner range.

  • Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Logo

    Mitsubishi Electric supplies premium residential air conditioners in Australia. Their sophisticated designs, including their sleek wall split system models, are built to offer long-term comfort.

  • Panasonic Air Conditioning Logo

    The latest and greatest Panasonic air conditioners go beyond heating and cooling with air purifying features for healthier breathing. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

  • Rinnai Air Conditioning Logo

    Rinnai is a trusted household name in all things heating and cooling. From the Rinnai gas heater to inverter splits and reverse cycle ducted systems, there's a Rinnai solution for every Aussie house.

  • Samsung Air Conditioning Logo

    Samsung Air Conditioning is known for its reliability and performance. These efficient climate systems are as highly regarded as Samsung’s TVs, home appliances and popular Galaxy smartphones.

  • Brivis Air Conditioning Logo

    Brivis by Rinnai has been a titan in the air conditioning game for 50 years. With an impressive heating and cooling system range, the Brivis name goes hand in hand with quality and longevity.

  • Braemar Air Conditioning Logo

    Braemar has all your heating and cooling needs sorted. Evaporative cooling, ducted gas heating, space heaters, wall heaters, split systems and reverse cycle - Braemar has you covered year-round.

  • Carrier Air Conditioning Logo

    The Carrier air conditioning range is known for sustainability and affordable prices. As a leading Australian AC supplier, Carrier strives to improve the industry through innovative cooling solutions.

  • Breezair Air Conditioning Logo

    Are you after a market leader in evaporative cooling? You need Breezair. Breezair evaporative coolers are manufactured in Australia so you know you're getting cooling to stand the Aussie heat.

  • Kaden Air Conditioning Logo

    Simple solutions are the foundations of Kaden heating and cooling. Products like the Kaden split system are perfect for the ever changing Australian climate so you can always remain content at home.

  • Celair Air Conditioning Logo

    Celair is a leader in ducted evaporative air conditioning with over 40 years of experience behind them. Manufactured right here in Australia, Celair heating and cooling supports local Australians too.

  • NEC Air Air Conditioning Logo

    Beat the heat with a NEC split system. NEC has a heating and cooling solution that will keep you comfortable in all seasons. Experience superior energy efficient heating and cooling with NEC.

  • Coolair Air Conditioning Logo

    As an Australian owned and operated manufacturer, Coolair evaporative air conditioning makes a great high performance companion for anyone looking to escape the harsh heat of our great southern land.

  • Sanyo Air Conditioning Logo

    Sanyo air conditioning models were known for providing trusted AC performance. Although Sanyo no longer operates, Metropolitan can still offer expert 24/7 service to your existing Sanyo system.

  • Toshiba Air Conditioning Logo

    Toshiba air conditioning makes use of innovative DC Hybrid Inverter technology which automatically provides high capacity heating and cooling when necessary and minimises running costs when it’s not.

  • TECO Air Conditioning Logo

    TECO has been heating and cooling Australian homes for over 30 years. With split systems, multi splits, window/wall air conditioners and ducted air conditioning, TECO has the whole home covered.