AC Filter

AC Filter Replacement in Virginia Beach

NATE Certified & Highly Experienced Technicians

Air conditioning filters collect dust, pollen, and other indoor air debris. The filter traps these particles on its surface, preventing them from floating throughout your home and clogging up your AC unit or ductwork. In short, these filters help control and improve your home’s air quality.

Let us help you with professional filter replacements to make sure your home stays comfortable year-round. We conveniently serve customers throughout Virginia Beach and surrounding areas.

How Effective is Your Air Filter?

There are six common types of air conditioning filters: standard panel, electrostatic, extended-surface, polyester, electronic, and HEPA filters. Depending on which type of filter you have, its efficiency in removing dust from your home ranges from less than 5 percent to over 99 percent.

How Often Should You Replace Your Filter?

Manufacturers recommend that the average air conditioning filter be changed every 30 to 60 days, but this number can vary widely based on several factors. If you live in a less polluted area, you may not need to change your filter as often as people living in highly polluted areas. If you own a vacation home, the filter may not even need to be replaced any more than every six to twelve months.

The average suburban family with no pets is able to use a filter for 90 days before replacement. On the other hand, if your home is full of people or pets, or if you are prone to allergies, you will need to change your air filter as frequently as once a month.

What If You Wait Too Long to Replace Your Filter?

If air conditioning filters are not changed on a regular basis, they become clogged and dirty. Air cannot pass through them as efficiently. As a result, dirty filters can cause your home’s HVAC system to work harder than it needs to, which in turn leads to an increased electricity bill and a premature unit breakdown.

Dirty filters can also cause your home’s indoor air quality to suffer, as well as worsen any allergies. Your home’s temperature will also suffer from inconsistencies, being either too high or too low.

Are You Maintaining Your AC Too?

A well maintained AC unit and regularly replaced filters are ideal to keep your HVAC system running in top shape. We recommend servicing your AC unit at least once a year, although some homes will need their units maintained more frequently than others. While many people wait until their unit is broken before they pay attention to it, air conditioning units should be inspected regularly to keep them in peak condition and to prevent them from premature breakdowns.

Keep your air conditioner running efficiently for years to come! Call our Virginia Beach air conditioning professionals today at (757) 347-8549 for professional filter replacements at competitive rates!

Rave Reviews From Happy Customers

  • “Since I commenced my generator install in February, through my gas line upgrade, numerous inspections, HVAC installation and most recently my service call, Karoline has always been the five star “go to” person. When it looked like Virginia Natural Gas was going to leave me without heat in the cold of winter, Karoline said that if the gas company leaves you stranded, let me know and I will get a team out there to get you heat. She is dedicated and selfless and foremost is the first contact for the customer setting the tone for the excellence you will receive from American Mechanical.” - Gregory E
  • “Tony and Taylor installed a new heat pump in our apartment today. They arrived shortly after 8 and predicted it would take until 5. Everything went smoothly until they ran into a wiring mystery created by another local company. After considerable trouble shooting, Jon came to help, and everything was wrapped up by 7 PM. Tony remarked, “There are no problems, only solutions.” Then added, “We stay until the job is done.” Everyone was calm, patient and understanding. After having bad experiences with other local companies, we are now proudly American Mechanical customers. Thank you for giving us confidence we are in good hands at last.” - Cletis Fordwicke
  • “I was in a dilemma with my A/C and couldn’t turn to my installer. My installer had already worked on it three times and my cooling hadn’t improved. I found American Mechanical on line and they appeared reputable. I made a request for service on their webpage, and soon received a call from them. Kim, the phone representative showed concern and assured me that they would send a highly trained technician quickly and resolve my problem. The technician, David Johnson, came exactly when promised and worked thoroughly to determine the problem. He plainly explained the situation and what it would require to make it right and gave me the cost up front. David correctly diagnosed and quickly repaired my A/C in a courteous and friendly manor. I will continue to use American Mechanical for my repair needs and recommend them to my family and friends. Thank you.” - John Knight
  • “Mike Hayes came out to give us an estimate on replacing our central air conditioning unit and his professionalism and honesty highly exceeded that which I have become accustomed to in this day and age. It turns out that we do not need to replace our system at this time and Mike explained exactly why to ensure that we clearly understood. Wow! Professionalism, honesty and Customer Care…what an asset to your organization American Mechanical. We had 3 other companies come to give the estimate and your man was the only one who clearly explained what was “not” wrong with our system and who did not try to sell us a new one anyway. We are going to switch our annual service contract to AM and when the time does come to replace the unit, AM is only call we will make. Five stars are not enough. Thank you so much.” - James J.
  • “Dennis provided a FREE inspection of our HVAC as part of a package provided by American Mechanical on another project. He identified shortfalls in our older HVAC system leading to a full replacement. We verified his diagnosis as accurate and not “make work”. Dennis was very thorough, honest and really a great PRO. In general, American Mechanical has installed a whole house generator, tankless water heater, surge protection and will now get the work to replace our HVAC. All our installations were professionally accomplished as advertised, no shortcuts, no plu ups, and have been performed by techs who new their trade, were honest, communicated with us for best convenience, and very courteous. We have no concerns highly recommending this business for any project they accomplish. Call them first.” - Jim & Anne Fellows
  • “Had our Spring HVAC inspection/tune up performed by Trey today. He arrived on time and was very thorough. He spent a lot of time making sure everything was inspected on both of our units to be sure we are ready for a hot summer. He even cleaned out a hornets nest! Yikes! When asking about recommended services, Trey was up front and honest. We did go ahead with one of his recommended items. We are waiting to do the other. I appreciate that the company is willing to replace a customer-supplied part in order to save us some money.” - Nicole C.
  • “Had American Mechanical come to my home for spring HVAC maintenance. Dave Johnson was the HVAC tech who performed the service and was very thorough and knowledgeable in performing the maintenance and offering recommendations. Kim was the dispatcher who set the appointment up for me and was very professional and set up the appointment at my convenience time and with a knowledgeable HVAC tech. We are retired military and would highly recommend American Mechanical to anyone needing quality and professional service.” - Diane Beyer
  • “We had Randy Berry and Kevin Garner and they did a great job. Being a woman it’s important that I don’t feel uncomfortable around them and I didn’t! They got the air duct cleaning done in 3 ½ hours. They are also doggie approved and I don’t trust anyone that my dog doesn’t like!” - Kathy
  • “The team arrived on time, they were very courteous throughout the whole day. Tarps laid down to keep the house clean and they also wore booties on the shoes. Old unit removed and the new one installed is working like a rocket ship. Couldn’t be happier and I highly recommend them. Prices are right on par for a decent Trane system with anyone else out there but the professionalism and workmanship couldn’t be topped. Offered to bring me A/C units and heaters over to the house if I needed them since my old unit was out of commission until install day and brought me a years worth of filters.” - Joseph Y.

What Sets American Mechanical Apart

  • Emergency Services & Same Day Service Available
  • Master Licensed Contractors
  • NATE Certified Technicians
  • Clean, Uniformed, & Highly-Trained Technicians
  • We Get the Job Done Right the First Time
  • We Guarantee Professional, Quality Service and Workmanship
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