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AC Filter Replacements

Having problems with air quality? You may need to change the type of AC filter that you’re using. Call (573) 777-3660 for professional AC maintenance and filter replacements in Columbia and throughout mid-Missouri.

Are you taking the time to replace your AC filter on a regular basis? Neglecting to switch out dirty filters will cause your air conditioner’s coils to clog and result in early AC failure. It can also lead to poor indoor air quality and affect the health of your household.

MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is happy to help with routine air conditioning maintenance. We offer annual service agreements designed to alert you to potential problems and ensure the health of your cooling system. Contact us to learn more about our maintenance plan and schedule service for AC filter replacement in Columbia, MO or surrounding areas in Mid-Missouri.

Frequency of AC Filter Replacement

Indoor air quality needs and comfort levels differ with every household, which means frequency of air filter replacement will also differ. Homes with pets or smokers may need to replace filters frequently, while those with respiratory issues or allergies may require even more frequent replacement.

Dirty vs Clean HVAC System Filter

Here is a typical AC filter replacement schedule:

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    Work With Columbia’s Top
    Plumbers and HVAC Experts

    Whether you need your air conditioner repaired, a new furnance installed, or your drains cleaned, MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is happy to help.

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      Are You Using the Right Type of AC Filter?

      We recommend using filters that are best suited for your home and your household’s needs. Most homeowners use either fiberglass or pleated filters.

      Fiberglass AC Filters

      These are the most popular with customers since they are also the least expensive. You can often find them selling for a dollar per piece. But you often get what you pay for—fiberglass filters are less efficient at trapping debris and will need to be replaced at least once a month, making them less cost-effective over time. The advantage, though, is that they offer better airflow.

      Pleated AC Filters

      Do you have pets that shed or family members with allergies? We recommend using pleated filters (the ones that resemble “accordions”). This type of AC filter is much more effective at keeping dirt, dust, and debris from circulating through your home. Unlike fiberglass filters, they can also trap smaller particles such as dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores.

      Pleated AC filters can be replaced every three months. This makes them a more cost-effective choice over the typical fiberglass filter.

      Customer Reviews

      Update to my original review - these guys are the best; I worked with Matt, Chris and Nate on a variety of issues from sewer line, to HVAC all around... the holidays when timing can be tough. They did it all very quickly with a ton of knowledge and were very kind. Their service convinced me to become a paying member for the yearly inspections/service and peace of mind. Highly recommend.read more
      David L.
      David L.
      19:05 28 Dec 22
      These guys were great. Our tech, Nathan Rob, went above and beyond to give us a fair & competitive estimate, delivered timely and impeccable service... and checked in after repairs were done, to make sure everything was running good. We had a major sewer line replacement and had to deal with several different contractors. I wish I had know the possibilities of the extent of damage up front because I would have used MasterTech to complete the entire repair, instead of the multiple contractors that I used. The first contractors I used didn't have enough experience to complete the job from beginning to end and MasterTech did. Next time, they will be the first people I call.read more
      Gwin C.
      Gwin C.
      14:19 26 Oct 22
      I highly recommend MasterTech based on my recent experience. I had an issue with my water heater, which is always stressful for a new homeowner.... Matt, the technician, arrived on time, was very friendly and knowledgeable, and presented me with options and information before beginning repairs. He quickly identified the issue and resolved it in about 30 minutes in the most professional manner. Can’t recommend MasterTech highly enough! Very pleased to have found this company to add to my contact sheet of high-quality local repair/service professionals!read more
      Keith H.
      Keith H.
      17:31 05 Oct 22
      I purchased a home about six weeks ago I needed someone to come in and replace the hot water valve in my laundry room. Gary the technician Was... incredibly friendly, and knowledgeable and efficient. He could not have been nicer and put me at ease immediately. I was able to ask any questions and he was created clarifying the information that I needed. I cannot recommend this company enough!read more
      Joy P.
      Joy P.
      14:52 04 Oct 22
      Repaired leaking water supply line outside of the house. Tech came out same day and they were able to dig up & replace entire supply line 3 days... later. Just wish it could have been quicker, but it was not a critical leak & had to schedule the backhoe and utility locationsread more
      James E.
      James E.
      18:48 25 Aug 22
      Gary was PHENOMENAL! He was professional, kind and answered all my questions with knowledge and care. He was FAST and did a great job. I called... other places that were closer to me that never responded. I called MasterTech in Columbia and they were quick, the price was spot on AND they answered the phone! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!David W.read more
      David W.
      David W.
      17:53 23 Aug 22
      Excellent communication, service, and timeliness. Was able to get to me the day after I called. Was in constant communication with me (I live out of... town). Much better customer service than the other local plumber in the area.read more
      Matt B.
      Matt B.
      17:41 23 Aug 22
      Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with. Nate was my technician. Very knowledgeable and checked everything to make sure there was no leak.... Really great service from everyone from start to finish. Reasonable rates for work.read more
      Cynthia R.
      Cynthia R.
      23:01 05 Aug 22
      We got a bid to replace an outdoor spigot and fix a leaky tub faucet. The technician who came out was super nice and helpful. He answered all our... questions. The quote he gave us was $600 which we thought was way too high, so did not end up using them. I would’ve loved to use the repair service if it was more affordable,read more
      Katie M.
      Katie M.
      14:12 25 Jul 22
      The flush mechanisms of two of my toilets needed to be repaired/replaced. We were able to replace one of the flushes, but we weren't able to repair... the second one. Max, the Mastertech plumber checked both flushing mechanisms, certified that the first one that we installed was working correctly, and made some recommendations for the second one. This morning, Max replaced the parts on the second one and confirmed that both toilets are functioning as they should. I was extremely pleased with the service, speed, and expertise with which Max completed the repairs. I highly recommend MasterTech Plumbing and will certainly use them again for any of my plumbing needs!read more
      Shrikesh S.
      Shrikesh S.
      14:24 15 Jul 22
      The flush mechanisms of two of my toilets needed to be repaired/replaced. We were able to replace one of the flushes, but we weren't able to repair... the second one. The Mastertech plumber checked both flushing mechanisms, certified that the first one that we installed was working correctly, and made some recommendations for the second one. This morning, the plumber replaced the parts on the second one and confirmed that both toilets are functioning as they should. I was extremely pleased with the service and the speed at which the repairs were completed. I highly recommend MasterTech Plumbing!read more
      Shrikesh S.
      Shrikesh S.
      16:49 14 Jul 22
      The tech arrived on time and was very polite and respectful of my home. He found the problem quickly and did a great job of explaining to me exactly... what was going on. He also inspected and took care of some things with my heating system while he was here. The process was smooth and easy and professional.read more
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      Jamie DJ S.
      13:25 08 Jul 22
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      What About HEPA Filters?

      If you have someone in your household who suffers from respiratory problems or allergies, you may be thinking of switching your regular filter for a HEPA filter.

      While this kind of filter is great at reducing the spread of allergens and irritants in your home, it works a little too well. Why is this a problem? With the ability to trap more particles and allergens, a HEPA filter can also restrict normal airflow and put a strain on your AC unit. You can solve this problem by replacing the filter more often, but this isn’t always cost-efficient.

      Our HVAC experts are happy to discuss the benefits of the different filter options and help you select the right one for your family.

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      Josh is top-notch. Whenever we have a plumbing issue we speed-dial Master Tech and know we’ll get it taken care of.

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      They guys did an excellent job with the new system installation and answering all questions that I had. They worked to make sure everything works great and also looks great as well.

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      Contact us at (573) 777-3660 today to set up an appointment for AC maintenance and filter replacement in Columbia, MO.