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

  • “I contacted American Mechanical upon returning home after a year overseas and found my plumbing (among other things) to be in complete disarray. It was not an emergency but definitely a quality of life issue and they made me their first available appointment and worked within my schedule. Sean was my specialist and he assessed and fixed everything in less than a few hours. He was also extremely helpful in providing me with more information regarding the other problems going on in my home (HVAC/Electrical). I am looking forward to my next consult with American Mechanical to address these as well! In my experience it’s been hard to find honest and selfless companies who aren’t out to rip you off or take advantage of the homeowners ignorance with maintenance problems – and that is the complete opposite of what I experienced with this company. So thank you for allowing me to take a bath finally and making my transition back home less stressful.” - Anonymous
  • “Rich and Dylan did an amazing job with our plumbing issue. Professional, spot on technicians. These two gentlemen had our yard dug up, old sewage system out, new system in place with two new clean outs, sealed, tested and covered back up amazingly fast. Not only did they fix our major problems, Rich gave us some sound advice, fixed out outside faucet, and was the most professional plumber I have ever met. We couldn’t have asked for a better duo and if we ever run into a plumbing issue again American Mechanical will be the first people I call requesting Rich and Dylan for our work. Thanks again for everything and continue the great work.” - Mike P.
  • “Yesterday four gas leaks were discovered on the line to the generator. It was installed by your firm several years ago. The response by you and by Virginia Natural Gas was just fabulous! I must compliment you on your employee Chris C.. He arrived about 20 minutes after our call. He explained the situation to us in a way that two old ladies could understand, repaired the pipes and made sure we understood the situation. We were more than pleased with him and feel he should be commended. Thank you for your prompt service!!” - Carol Lee F.
  • “From job scoping to planning to installation to final testing for a new heat pump installation as part of an older home renovation without a system, the job was truly pleasing. The initial planning (Mike H.) clearly identified needs, options, and costs of a top-value unit. The installation by Tony J. and Taylor started as planned, went much quicker than expected, and caused minimal intrusion and interference for the occupants. In particular, Tony’s professional knowledge, communication skills, and truly caring attitude through numerous emergency challenges made the customer confident in the right company choice. During start-up and final testing Manny not only worked the system to peak operational performance but also intelligently answered numerous customer questions. The price was reasonable for a top-rated product suitable to the job and a truly professional team effort.” - George T.
  • “This letter of recommendation is in regards to Jason Gay of American Mechanical and the outstanding work that he did in our home on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. We appreciated that Jason gave us advance notice for his timely arrival. Throughout his time here, he was friendly and courteous, working tirelessly in a tiny bathroom. In tackling the installation of the ceiling fan, he needed to cut out a portion of the ceiling to make room for a larger size fan than what was there previously. This meant that he was dealing with very old, loose, and extremely messy insulation and plenty of dust (plus the fact that he was allergic to our cats). Yet Jason never wavered or complained, but worked steadily and efficiently in getting the job done. After installing the fan, he proceeded to replace a 40 year old light fixture with a new one. Then he put in a new GFCI outlet and replaced some switches. We were very impressed with his work and he did an exceptional job. One more reason that we were very pleased, Jason left the bathroom meticulously clean. That was a pleasant surprise and very much appreciated. In every way, Jason did remarkable work for us. We could not have been happier with his service and we would highly recommend him to others.” - Mr. & Mrs. Jennings
  • “Very timely and professional. I couldn’t be more pleased. American Mechanical and its employees give you the impression that there is still somebody left in this United States who appreciates the value of good work and quality customer service. Very refreshing to deal with a company like that.” - P. M. Bruening Jr.
  • “They are the best team ever. They care about everything. They make sure it is done right and call you to let you know that they are coming. I could not say enough about this team and their company. They are awesome and they are there when you need them no matter.” - K. Handy
  • “On August 22, 2018 , after notifying Dominion Energy that I again had a Quest water pipe break, I contacted American Mechanical office seeking scheduled repair service from a company I definitely trust in terms of quality workmanship and actual caring about its customers. I was out of town to attend a granddaughter’s wedding when the leak was discovered, but did arrange for the water to be turned off, and an appointment for August 24 to meet with one of your skilled plumbers. A repair appointment was arranged for the upcoming Monday and two diligent, determined Company employees arrived to tackle what turned out to be a treacherous task (Dylan and Kelvin I believe…it has been awhile and the reason this letter is in such arears has to do with two unexpected family deaths that occurred during this time frame). The task was quite a challenge and a host of other employees turned out to assist…it was almost virtual brotherhood! Joel (I believe) headed up the job and was a fine leader! Honestly, I have yet to see such perseverance in August’s boiling temperatures! As I expected, the job was efficiently and expeditiously completed. And needless to say, I remain a loyal, satisfied customer. Mr. Cornett, I could go on and on…well, you know I can, you’ve read my letters before. But I do have to say thank you again (I wish I knew everyone’s name) to you and your amazing crew at American Mechanical.” - Carolyn
  • “Kevin and Dennis are expert HVAC mechanics and did an outstanding job installing new duct work and an HVAC unit. My wife and I were impressed by their neatness and cleanliness, you would be hard pressed to find a scrap or speck of trash after they left. They were far superior in workmanship and communications over our old company. We are glad that we made the switch to a very professional and skilled company. You will be lucky if you choose this company and have Kevin and Dennis available to do your work.” - John F.

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

“My name is John, and I've always been good at fixing things. In 1994 I decided to open an honest HVAC company, and American Mechanical was born. I've been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years now, and honesty, quality and fairness are still my number one priorities. Our mission every day is to provide professional, quality service and workmanship to our customers - and that's a guarantee.”

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