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has been a family-owned AC repair and HVAC company in Orlando for over 25 years. Our slogan, “Honesty and Quality at a Fair Price,” speaks directly to our aim of keeping our customers happy.

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Changing Filters

Florida summers are pretty scorching. It’s very common to keep the air conditioners running non stop during the summer. Changing your HVAC air filters is critical for its long life and preventing possible Orlando AC repair needs.

Why should I change my air filter?

A dirty air filter is the #1 reason for HVAC system failure. A dirty filter restricts the air flow into your HVAC systems air handler. This restricted air flow places additional strain on the air handler fan motor and could, over time, burn out the motor and cause your system to overheat and ultimately fail. Filter replacement is a small price to pay to extend to life of one of the biggest financial investments in your home.

A dirty air filter reduces the air quality in your home. Poor home air quality can aggravate allergies and asthma, particularly children’s allergies. Change your filter for your family’s health.
A dirty air filter makes your heating and air-conditioning systems and your ducts get dirty faster. This can lead to costly cleaning expenses or to a need to replace your units sooner than you expected.
A dirty air filter increases your energy bills. You can see an immediate, short-term cost saving s when you replace your air filter.

A dirty air filter increases your carbon footprint. Changing your filter reduces the amount of energy your home consumes. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to be environmentally responsible.

Where is my air filter located?

Your air filter is most likely located right next to your furnace or air conditioning system air handler. The air handler is the large box containing the fan and fan motor. The air handler pulls air in from the house through the “return” duct system, and then blows the air through the heating or cooling system and back into the house through the duct system. The air filter is typically located at the point where the return duct enters the air handler. Look for a 1” wide hinged or removable cover. The air filter will be inside..

Increasingly, air handlers are being installed in attics. This sometimes limited space will require installation of the air filter in the return. The filter is accessed by removing the grate covering the return duct. It is now unusual to have several returns in a house, with an air filter installed in each return

Fan Belt

Do you hear a loud squealing noise from your unit? This is always a very strong indication of a problem, and may indicate that the fan belt is nearing the end of its usefulness and may snap. If this is the case, please contact a local ac repair technician for immediate assistance.

What are my air filter dimensions?

Air filter sizes come in a variety of dimensions. The most common width is 1”, but height and length will vary by manufacturer. Most standard filters print the dimensions on the filter frame. You can use those filter dimensions to select the appropriate size replacement filter.
Unfortunately, some filters are not marked. In this case you will need to measure the dimensions of your existing filter. Please measure them twice before entering your filter size into the filter wizard on OnTimeAirFilters.com.

Please also be aware that many filters may have actual dimensions that are not exact whole numbers—for example 17½” x 23¾” x 1”. If this is the case, you should round the fractional dimensions up to the nearest whole number. In the example, this would require a filter with nominal dimensions of 18” x 24” x 1”.

FAQ on Changing AC Filters

What are the risks of dirty AC filters?

A dirty AC filter can cause a slew of AC Repair problems. It can restrict the amount of air flow located in the building. If dust accumulates, it can cause damage to other parts of the system. Poor air quality is yet another issue that results from accumulated dirt in the system. The system can also work harder than it previously did, which could lead to higher energy costs. As the system works harder than it’s supposed to, one can expect to pay more in repairs.

How do you choose the right filter?

Furnace filters come in a range of different varieties. The filters must be matched to the unit. The appropriate filter type behaves similarly to a dirty air filter and can cause similar damage to the system. If replacing the filter, copy the information from the used filter for reference when purchasing the replacement filter.

How much time do I have before I need to change my air filter?

Start by checking for signs of any visible damage to the filter. Check the filter to see if the cells have collapsed. See if there are holes in the filter. See if there is any damage to the filter. The filter may seem damp, which creates an inviting environment conducive to mold growth. If there is any sign of dampness, the filter should be replaced immediately to maintain healthy indoor air quality. If there are any signs of must smells, you may have a mold problem that could lead to a respiratory illness or allergic reaction. The filter should be replaced as soon as possible.

When should you contact a professional?

If you notice that the filter seems to get dirty quickly after it has been changed, there may be a deeper system problem. If you see insects, mold or excessive dirt in your filters after you have replaced it, consider having a technician service the HVAC system before having the filter replaced again. If you have noticed that the system won’t turn on after replacing the filter, noisy operation or clogging problems, a technician can identify the root cause of the problem.

Ambrose Air, Inc. has been a family-owned AC repair and HVAC company in Orlando for over 25 years. Our slogan, “Honesty and Quality at a Fair Price,” speaks directly to our aim of keeping our customers happy.

Ambrose Air, Inc. has been serving Central Florida since 1990. Our company was founded on the principal of Honesty and Quality at Fair Price. We have done jobs ranging from a simple repair to as large as 3/4 of a million dollar

Ambrose Air, Inc.

6457 Hazeltine National Dr. Suite 165, Orlando, FL 32822

We are a state licensed contractor License # CACO42735

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