Your home’s air conditioner is the one appliance you rely on to keep your family cool and comfortable during the warm summer months. If your home’s system is not running properly, you can find yourself with soaring energy costs and expensive repair bills. You have made a significant financial investment in your air conditioner and should take the extra effort to protect it, ensuring that it will remain in good working order as long as possible.
Your air filter is one of the easiest things to maintain, and doing so lengthens the lifespan of your air conditioner. You should have your air filter changed at least once a year. The best time to have it changed is just before the summer season. During the visit, we will clean your air conditioner and ensure that all of the major parts of your system are in proper working order. If you need any additional repairs, we will make recommendations and give you an estimate.
There are many benefits to having your air filter changed regularly. When air is able to move freely to your air conditioner’s motor, it will keep the motor running smoothly and prevent it from overheating. When the motor gets hot, it will work harder, shortening the life of your air conditioner and causing your energy bills to rise. An air filter also protects against dirt and debris getting into other parts of your unit, causing further damage. An air filter will help your home feel cooler faster, and keep the motor in good working order.
How often you need to change your air conditioner’s filter is determined by a number of factors. If your home accumulates a lot of dust on the furniture or cabinets, you will want to have your air filter changed more often. If you have pets, the dander and fur can get sucked into the air conditioner’s filter causing it to need to be changed more often. A smoker in the home will place a burden on the air filter as well, clogging it with smoke residue. If any of these factors apply to you, talk to team about how often your should have your air filter changed.
There are dire consequences to not having your air filter changed regularly. When your air filter is clogged with dust and debris, your unit’s motor will have to work harder. If the engine gets hot enough it can crack, making it necessary to install a new motor or entire air conditioning system. This will shorten the life of the motor, costing you expensive repairs and shortening the life of your air conditioner. There are other parts inside your air conditioner that can become damaged from the dirt that gets clogged in your filter.