Why HEPA Filters Are Worth It

Nov 19, 2021

Your air conditioning system is responsible for delivering cool air throughout your home. Thankfully, a typical HVAC system will last around 15 years before it needs to be replaced. However, it’s made up of several components that can break down along the way and shorten its lifespan. Unfortunately, catching these issues isn’t always as easy as your unit shutting off.

Sometimes symptoms pop up around or inside your home that can signal the need for repairs. So, how do you know if your AC is doing its job correctly? Our experts at Hobson AC have the answers. Keep reading to find out ways to be sure your AC is maximizing its efficiency.

To schedule an AC inspection with our experts, call us today at (817) 341-5142. 

3 Common Signs Your AC Isn’t Working Correctly

If you notice these common signs your AC isn’t working correctly, you should call a professional HVAC technician to inspect and repair or replace your system:

  • Warm air
  • Irregular cooling cycles
  • Foul odors

Warm Air

Warm air can mean several things in the AC world. While it may be an easy repair like restoring your fan or fixing thermostat functions, it can also signal the need for serious repairs like managing refrigerant leaks and electrical wiring in your HVAC system. Serious issues should be handled by professionals because electricity and chemicals are dangerous and can be deadly.

Irregular Cooling Cycles

The size of your unit can impact its cooling cycles. While an AC unit being too small for a room or home is a problem, one that is too big also causes issues. A unit that is too large for your home will shut off before a full cooling cycle is up because it reaches the intended temperature too quickly. This allows the room to heat back up before the next cooling cycle starts.

Irregular cooling cycles can also be due to a safety feature on your unit. A modern HVAC system may cut a cooling cycle if it detects voltage that is too high, in order to protect you and your family from electrical fires. Window air conditioners are often sold in 110-volt models, while central air systems need double the power to operate. 

Foul Odors

Depending on which strange smells your AC unit is emitting, it can mean different issues. Musty odors that have a hint of woodiness often signal mold or mildew growing in your unit, while a dirty sock smell likely indicates the need for a filter change. However, some odors can be dangerous, like a gas smell.

If you smell gas in your home or coming from your air conditioning system, you should open as many windows as you can and quickly call your local fire department to inspect your home for a potential gas leak. Gas leaks can poison humans and animals and cause fires in your home.

Trust Hobson AC With Your AC Repairs and Replacements

At Hobson AC, we understand the strange symptoms your HVAC system may be experiencing. Our qualified team can handle any of your AC repair or replacement needs. Serving the Weatherford area since 1962, we are leading experts in the HVAC industry.

Call our team of professionals to schedule your appointment today at (817) 341-5142. 

Why HEPA Filters Are Worth It

When it comes to air quality, filters are one of the most important aspects of your home HVAC system. These simple yet effective devices help reduce the particles that would otherwise float around your home.

There are different qualities of air filters, and one of the best is high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters. These filters can remove up to 99.97 percent of particles measuring 0.3 microns, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. And HEPA filters can be used in both your HVAC unit and in standalone air purification systems.

Here’s why your home will benefit from using a highly-rated HEPA filter.

Allergen Removal

HEPA filters are highly effective at reducing the presence of particulate matter that causes allergies in people. This includes bacteria, mold, pollen, dust, pet dander, and more. For those with allergy symptoms, a highly efficient air filter (that is changed often) could bring some relief.

HEPA filters won’t remove viruses or airborne pollutants like fumes or smoke. Even if you don’t have allergies, a HEPA filter will help keep your indoor air clean and comfortable.

Better Efficiency

The better your filter is at catching particles in the air, the more efficient your HVAC system will be. When particles get through the filter, they not only circulate in the air but can get stuck on ductwork and vents, resulting in reduced airflow and poor air quality.

Keeping a clean filter is also crucial for efficiency, no matter what type you use.

Here to Help You

If you’re wondering how to improve your indoor air quality, trust in the team at Hobson AC. With the amount of time you spend at home, you should ensure it’s as comfortable and healthy as possible. Contact our experts today at (817) 341-5142 for more information on our air quality solutions.


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