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How to Clean & Change Your Air Conditioner Filter

Image of dirty AC filter. Cleaning and replacing your AC filter will help prolong your AC's life and help keep your home's air clean.

How to Clean or Change Your Air Conditioner Filter

Ready for summer? We certainly are. Your AC unit is essential for keeping your home comfortable in the hot summer months, but in order for that to happen, you need a clean air conditioner filter.

AC filters work by trapping dirt, pollen, pet dander, and dust so that the air in your room remains clean and safe to breathe. Over time, these particles start to build up in the filter, causing it not to work as well and potentially allow harmful particulates and allergens into your air.

Particle buildup can also greatly affect the performance of your AC unit; a particularly dirty AC filter will fail to filter out contaminants and cause damage to your AC. Routine cleaning is therefore extremely important to ensure the efficiency and long life of your AC unit. We’ll talk about how often you need to clean your air conditioner filter and how to clean it, as well as how to tell if your AC filter needs to be replaced and how to replace your air conditioner filter.

Top Rated Window Air Conditioners: Our Top 3 Picks

Summer’s on its way – is your home prepared to beat the heat?

Window unit air conditioners are among the most popular AC units chosen by homeowners and businesses alike, and with good reason – window air conditioners save space, are easy to install on your own, and come in such a range of makes and sizes that there is essentially a unit out there to suit just about any indoor space. Having so many options does have its downfalls, however, and it can be a taxing endeavor to sift through hundreds of different models to find exactly what you need. That is why we at Total Home Supply have decided to lighten the burden as best we can and have gone through all of the window AC units on our website for you, carefully selecting what we consider to be the best in class window air conditioners.shutterstock_53831815