Air Conditioner Information and Maintenance

Information and maintenance for Aprilaire and Carrier Air Conditioning for Union Park West homes built by Meritiage Homes. This article assumes all homes use the same products.

Maintenance Schedule

Heat pumpYearlyInspect filters, inspect/clean blower wheel and motor, clean indoor/outdoor coils, inspect indoor coil drain pan, check electrical wiring
Primary Condensate Line6 MonthsPour 1 cup of bleach solution in opening
Rinse dirt and dust from coil surfaces on outside unitYearly
Air filtersMonthlyRecommended by manual: Replace/Clean.
Air filter6 MonthsMore accurate: Replace/Clean
Professional InspectionAnnually

Air Filter Information & Maintenance

How to replace Aprilaire air filter (Video)

Video recorded and provided by Eric Rodriguez.

Air Filter MERV Information

Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values, or MERVs, report a filter’s ability to capture larger particles between 0.3 and 10 microns (µm).

Official Aprilaire Replacement Filters

FilterFeatureMERV RatingAmazonNotes
210Clean AirMERV 11See PriceBasic air filter. Most likely what came with your home. Recommended replacement: 12 Months
213Healthy HomeMERV 13See PriceRecommended replacement: 12 Months
213CBNOdor ReductionMERV 13+See PriceIncludes activated carbon to reduce odors. Recommended replacement: 6 Months
216Asthma & AllergyMERV 16See PriceTraps 99% of airborne allergy and asthmas triggers. Recommended replacement: 6 Months
List of official Aprilaire air filter replacement filters
Updated on July 17, 2021

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