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Common HVAC FAQs — Part I

The weather here in Colorado has been getting hotter by the day, and here at Pure Air Solutions, we’ve been enjoying our air conditioning units as much as you have. We’ve received a variety of questions about HVAC maintenance and AC repairs, so in today’s post, we’ll provide you with detailed answers to some of the most common questions our HVAC technicians receive.

Pure Air Solutions is proud to be Denver’s Top Rated Local® HVAC company. We’ve provided AC repairs and HVAC installations in Denver and the surrounding areas for more than 15 years, and we would love to help you increase your home’s comfort, no matter what time of year it may be. Read on to learn more about HVAC systems, and get in touch with one of our friendly HVAC contractors to schedule a free estimate!

Does My HVAC System Need Regular Maintenance?

Many people wonder if they need to invest in HVAC maintenance, and the answer is a resounding “yes!” We’ve been performing AC repairs for long enough to know what causes HVAC failures, and one of the biggest contributing factors is neglecting to purchase preventative HVAC maintenance. Think of your HVAC system like your car — you wouldn’t drive it for years and years without getting a tune-up or an oil change. At Pure Air Solutions, we proudly offer a preventative maintenance program that can prevent you from having to invest in costly and unexpected heating and AC repairs.

How Often Should I Change the Air Filter in My Air Conditioner? 

If you’re like most Colorado residents, then you’ve probably already turned on your air conditioner and will have it running through September, and maybe even October if this year’s weather is anything like last year’s. This means that your air conditioner will be pushing a large quantity of air through it, and you should expect to change your filter to prevent a buildup of dust, pollen, and other environmental contaminants. While everyone’s needs will vary slightly, we recommend checking your filter at least once each month to see if it needs to be changed.

How can you tell when your filter needs to be replaced? You’ll have replacement filters on-hand, so compare your current filter to a clean one. If your current filter has become gray and discolored by dirt and dust, then it’s probably time to change it. Changing your filter early is never a bad thing, as it makes it even less likely that you will have to purchase AC repairs due to a malfunction down the road.

We hope that this post has helped you to better understand your HVAC system. Stay tuned for future posts in this series in which we’ll continue to provide you with answers to our most commonly received HVAC questions.

Do you need AC repairs or an AC replacement in Denver or any of the surrounding areas? Pure Air Solutions is here to help! We proudly offer fast and affordable HVAC services in the Denver metro area that can help you create a comfortable and welcoming home. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free estimate!

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