AC Filter Replacements in Columbia, MO

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, MO.

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.

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Here is a typical AC filter replacement schedule:

  • No pets or smokers—every three months
  • Pets/smokers present—every two months
  • Allergy sufferers—every six weeks

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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.

Get in Touch With Us

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

Josh is great! He is the one who usually comes to our house. He installed an overhead tank toilet, which is a tricky and time-consuming job. He... overcame many obstacles and stuck with it until the job was completed and done right. Price was also good. MasterTech has always taken care of all our needs in a prompt and professional manner. Emergency service has always been rapid too.read more
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
17:24 11 Mar 20
Chris was great. Dispatch was great. We were scheduled quickly. Prices were very competitive. Edit: We had great success having our pipes fixed. Due... to Missouri weather things were touch and go but Master Tech sure delivered! We are so please with the fix, financing and friendliness Master tech and our technician Chris Gilpin provided us. Will forever and always us Master tech. Certainly mighty nice peopleread more
Kimberly Threatt
Kimberly Threatt
01:30 29 Feb 20
We had to have emergency service today, Saturday. A serviceman was here in less than an hour. The repairs were made quickly, the charge was not ... over the top, even though it was not a work day, and the individual was friendly and courteous. We have learned to expect this kind of service from Master Tech. Thank you.read more
Barbara Timbrook
Barbara Timbrook
03:48 26 Jan 20
I recommend MasterTech. They show up when they tell you they will show up. They provide a comprehensive estimate and also a good explanation of the... work that need to be done. Their work is good quality. They usually have the needed parts on their truck so they can do the task in a timely manner. They clean up the work area after the job is finished,read more
Dennis Catlett
Dennis Catlett
22:15 23 Jan 20
A great experience. First, on time, service tech was sent out when promised. Second, quick assessment of the problem (faulty sump pump). The tech... not only quickly replaced the pump, but he made an alteration that will make it easier whenever a replacement has to be made. Bottom line, a most professional service. Certainly would recommend Master Tech to folks needing their service.read more
W B Tichenor
W B Tichenor
16:08 31 Dec 19
MasterTech is so great to work with. They're quick, clean, do great work, and have fair pricing. But the best thing about MasterTech is their people.... Whoever is responsible for their human resources does a terrific job of selecting and/or training them. They're so friendly and provide excellent information and customer service. I highly recommend MasterTech!read more
Jason Black
Jason Black
20:37 26 Dec 19
Previously I had not been impressed with master tech. However, their technician Dillon not only fixed my emergency pipe break at 1am on a holiday but... also saved me as a customer. This was the best service I have ever had at my home. He arrived promptly at 1am. Provided a couple of options on how to fix my problem both in the short and long term and quickly made repairs. He also has provided advice on how to address issues related to the water damage caused by the busted pipe. This was one of the most positive bad situation we have had as homeowners. Thank you Dillon and mastertech.read more
Michael Grote
Michael Grote
20:35 26 Dec 19
I had to change my appointment at the last minute and they were able to accommodate my new availability without any hesitation. My tech was really... professional (Dillion). I got a call and a text to let me know he was on the way. He fixed my problem quickly and was so friendly. This is the second time that I have had to use a plumber and I will use Master Tech again since I have an old house with old plumbing.read more
Leigh Burton
Leigh Burton
14:01 22 Nov 19
HVAC and plumbing under one roof, what else do you need?! Great team!
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CJ Roe
01:06 30 May 18

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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the two plumbers who worked on several problems at my house were both professional and personable.


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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.


Josh B.

Josh B.

Attempted to repair commercial faucet. Sending replacement bid for approval. Columbia

Near Conley Rd, Columbia, MO 65201
CJ R.

CJ R.

Furnace. Columbia.

Near Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201
Isaac K.

Isaac K.

Replace control board. Columbia Missouri.

Near Paris Ct, Columbia, MO 65201
Josh B.

Josh B.

Gave estimate for toilet installations

Near Astoria Way, Columbia, MO 65203
Josh B.

Josh B.

Fixed flue venting issue. Columbia

Near Yale, Columbia, MO 65203
Contact us at (573) 777-3660 today to set up an appointment for AC maintenance and filter replacement in Columbia, MO.
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