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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.

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.

      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

      Matt and Nathan came to replace an outside hydrant. Nathan made a great suggestion to move it to a better place. They did a GREAT job and left my... place way better than they found it. I am HUGELY grateful. They were professional but super nice and pleasant to work with. They had everything they needed on the spot and were done in no time. I am beyond pleased with their work and would call them again in a heartbeat. I am so relieved to have this work done!read more
      Katie M.
      Katie M.
      16:09 01 Oct 21
      These guys are good! Set up an appointment online and the next day they called to confirm. Yes! Let me know they were on the way. Told me up front... how much it would cost and then, did everything he said he would. Polite, clean and kind. They come when you need them! I will call them every single time. Thanks Mastertech!read more
      Lorry M.
      Lorry M.
      20:48 30 Aug 21
      Since I recently bought a house that's a little older everything is starting to go out at once. I have called Mastertech twice in the past couple of... weeks for my water heater and my air conditioner and both times they came out and fixed the issue quickly. They told me the price before they started work and in the case of my water heater they gave me a few different price options based on what repairs they recommended. I have a few more minor things to do still so I will definitely be calling them back. Everyone I dealt with both times in the office and service call were super helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend if you need something done fast and right.read more
      Allison D.
      Allison D.
      17:00 09 Aug 21
      We had a technician come out to fix a major leak under our kitchen sink. He also removed the garbage disposal. Unfortunately there was a clog beneath... the work that he did so he didn’t notice it while he was at our house. We called later that day and they sent a technician 2 days later who was a “drain specialist.” He asked incredulously “he didn’t snake the drain?” This reinforced the idea that this all should have been done in one visit. Nearly $700 later we have a functional kitchen sink/faucet. It took about a week from the first call to get this all done. I wish it had been a bit more timely because we were without a kitchen sink the entire time, but I understand they are busy so it’s okay. My biggest complaint is the price. It took minimal supplies and maybe 1.5 hours between the two employees. Seems exorbitant.MasterTech responded to my review and concerns in a very thorough and professional manner, so I added a star to my review. I am not 100% satisfied so I can’t justify a 5 star review, but I would recommend them based on the service provided.read more
      Carie L.
      Carie L.
      18:38 07 May 21
      Sunday we had water leaking. I called them on Monday. MasterTech initially scheduled us on Wednesday. Later they called me and said they could send... a tech in 1 hour. It is a surprise, a good surprise. Chad came in time and got the job done in 1 hour. He also gave us some good advice to prevent pipe freezing. So far, the work is good ( it is Tuesday now). I am satisfied with the company and Chad.read more
      Zhenyu S.
      Zhenyu S.
      15:11 14 Apr 21
      Sunday we had water leaking. I called them on Monday. MasterTech initially scheduled us on Wednesday. Later they called me and said they could send... a tech in 1 hour. It is a surprise, a good surprise. Chad came in time and got the job done in 1 hour. He also gave us some good advice to prevent pipe freezing. So far, the work is good ( it is Tuesday now). I am satisfied with the company and Chad.read more
      Zhenyu S.
      Zhenyu S.
      02:07 07 Apr 21
      Had a great experience with MasterTech recently. The water heater in my house needed replacing. I bought the replacement myself, but wanted... professional installation. The technician assessed the job quickly and accurately and was right on time. When the time came to do the replacement, he was again right on time. When he left, we had functional hot water, a shiny new heater, and absolutely no mess to speak of. John was extremely professional and friendly, and was willing to answer any questions I had thoroughly and, I felt, honestly. The price seemed fair based on the work and the average cost in the area. Definitely recommend, but always suggest doing comprehensive research for any job you need done!read more
      GABRIELLE M.
      GABRIELLE M.
      21:10 19 Mar 21
      The were on time, did an excellent job and were reasonably priced. What more can you ask for? I would definitely hire them again. I hired them again... since then (6-21-20) and they were great again. I won't hire anyone else.(6 months later) There was a problem with something they installed (not their fault). They came out immediately, fixed it and there was no charge. You can really depend on this company. I highly recommend them.read more
      Michael R.
      Michael R.
      17:18 24 Feb 21
      For a perfect 5 star I would expect above and beyond what I expected. And yes I know that isn't exactly a coherent thought. Our issue was fixed and... our tech was amazing and spot on, he did exactly what we asked of him, and then some! He helped us shim our toilet as well because it was rocking a little.Honestly because of that extra effort he put in I am going to change it to a 5 star. Awesome work Mastertech.read more
      Joshua L.
      Joshua L.
      06:01 17 Feb 21
      I cannot speak highly enough of Master Tech and their staff. It's currently -8 and I woke up to my home at 54 degrees. I left a voicemail for MT at... 7:30 and received a call at 8:08 AM and a technician was at my home at 9:40 AM. Snow was blocking my external exhaust on the home, so it couldn't create combustion to turn on the furnace. The fix was rather simple, but took time and thinking through the problem. Tyler was amazing. The service was 10/10 and he really took the time to explain to me what was happening. I have a monthly service plan with this company too - that I started in October - and it's been great. They are always on time, professional, reasonably priced and so good at their job. I cannot recommend them enough!!read more
      Emily S.
      Emily S.
      16:24 16 Feb 21
      Nate is amazing!!!We had a running toilet and a broken water shut off valve on a Sunday. He called and walked us through how to shut everything off... until he could get there. Once here, he took the time to show us how to do everything he was doing. It’s so nice learning from a pro! He had us up and running in no time. Highly recommend Nate!read more
      Jill S.
      Jill S.
      18:40 02 Feb 21
      Always great, friendly staff. I feel they do a thorough job every time they are here, and always keep me informed of what they are doing. We have a... plan with them so they check everything on a routine schedule so we can catch problems early. Highly recommend themread more
      Rebecca S.
      Rebecca S.
      21:55 01 Feb 21
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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.

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