Our skilled team of experts can handle almost any HVAC problem that you throw our way.
Here in Northern Virginia our summers get hot and humid, making it difficult to go without an air conditioner. If your AC unit is exhibiting signs of inefficiency, you shouldn’t have to wait several days for professional service. When you contact our experts at Meade’s Heating and Air, you can expect a quick response and fast turnarounds.
We provide a full range of air conditioning services for Northern Virginia homeowners. Whether you need to install a new AC unit for a new home construction, repair your current system, or have it tuned-up and maintained, our team has all of your AC needs covered.
Common causes of AC problems include frozen evaporator coils, leaking refrigerant, damaged parts, and blocked air filters.
Our team will always take the time to inspect the problem to get to the source of your AC issue, so we can provide you with the most accurate solution.
How often you replace your AC filter will also depend on the type of filter you use. The two most common filter options include fiberglass and pleated filters.
If you have sensitive family members with allergies or chronic respiratory conditions, you may be looking into HEPA filters. These are highly effective at capturing small particles and can significantly reduce the amount of airborne pollutants and allergens in your home.
As a result, it’s also easier for HEPA filters to become blocked with debris—which will eventually restrict airflow. This is why HEPA filters are often recommended for commercial or industrial HVAC equipment rather than for residential use.
Pleated AC filters are often recommended for households with pets, or for those who suffer from allergies. Pleated filters are able to trap smaller particles that would normally pass right through fiberglass filters.
Pleated filters also feature a larger surface area to catch debris, so they don’t have to be replaced every month; you can often replace them every two or three months.
Most households will do well with pleated AC filters, which provide good value and quality.
Fiberglass AC filters are the most budget-friendly, and can often be found for a dollar apiece.
They typically need to be replaced every month, which may prove to be least cost-effective over time.
If you are looking for a better-value option, we recommend using pleated filters.