While enjoying the warm weather outside, remember to check whether your AC filter is doing its job inside your home! With flowers now blooming and spreading their pollen everywhere, you should be extremely careful, especially if you have allergic reactions. So make sure that you’re still breathing fresh air following these 5 simple steps!

Spring has sprung in Brisbane! Now we can take off the winter layer and enjoy the warm temperatures. But what about the indoor air quality at home? Have you done your air conditioning spring cleaning already? If you haven’t, here is what we recommend you to start with: air filters maintenance.

The following questions will determine whether your AC filter is still protecting you while providing fresh and healthy air.

1. Does your AC filter look dirty?

Spring is in the air! And so are the allergens! Pollen, dust or other biological contaminants are the main causes of indoor air pollution and they can seriously harm you if not spotted in time.

This is when the AC filter saves the day. Actually, if it’s doing its job right, a filter gets clogged with particulates over time. Therefore, you should notice grey, ashy grossness covering it. Just imagine that getting into the air you breathe if it wasn’t for the air filter!

2. Does it fit perfectly into the vent?

On the other hand, if your AC filter doesn’t look dirty – after the first three months or more of use – could mean trouble. More exactly, when it doesn’t remove existing air pollutants, maybe the filter is not fit for the unit. If it’s too little, the air might be squeezing in around the edges instead of going through it. Similarly, if it’s oversized and you have to fold it inside, then it’s most probably letting dirty air through.

3. Was it installed correctly?

Next, think about the initial installation. Did you call in a qualified tradie to install the AC filter ‘by the book’? If you did it yourself, then you should know that the direction you place the filter into the frame is important. Generally, the arrow should be pointing to the fan—if it’s not, then your filters are not doing their job.

4. Did you purchase a high-quality, efficient AC filter?

Another question to ask yourself is whether you purchased an air filter type that still fulfils your needs and keeps the air clean at all times. You should never compromise on quality, especially when it comes to the air you breathe! Then, all you have to do is clean it when needed in order to maintain a good air-flow and contribute to the system overall performance.

5. Are you finally able to breathe easier now?

breathe easierHave you been feeling some allergy symptoms like a scratchy throat, runny nose, itchy eyes or headaches lately? Well, it may be a sign you need to replace the old AC filter, and then feel a difference within a few days. Once all of the harmful substances are removed from your air supply, your body will finally be able to heal.


If you need any help with your AC filter, call Jaric Air Conditioning at 1300 452 742 for 100% customer satisfaction and worry-free services.


Until next time, take care of your filter so it can take care of you!

Your friend and AC expert,

John Ricca


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