There isn’t a whole lot that you should touch within your air conditioner. We recommend that almost all maintenance and repairs are left to the professionals. That said there is one key task that you can take care of that can make a huge difference for your system: changing the air filter.
Don’t brush this off as something small. Regularly checking and changing your air filter can end up being the thing that allows you to get several extra years of service from your air conditioner. Let’s dive into what the role of your AC filter is and why it is so important.
What an AC Filter is For
The filter for your air conditioner has one key role: to protect your AC system! Did you know that?
Often people make the mistake of thinking that the filter in their AC is there to protect them from dust and debris. While it certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, its main focus is really on protecting your AC system, not your home’s air quality.
This means that when it gets dirty it can have adverse effects on your AC which is bad news–and thankfully, those issues are easy to prevent. All you need to do is make sure that you keep your AC filter as clean as possible. You can do this by checking your AC filter every one to three months and, if it is dirty, changing it out or, if it’s reusable, cleaning it off.
The Impact a Clean AC Filter Has
When you are on top of keeping your AC filter clean it ends up benefiting you and your system in the long run. Ensure you are avoiding a whole host of problems that you would encounter otherwise such as:
- Weakened airflow into your air conditioner.
- An evaporator coil that becomes increasingly dirty.
- An evaporator coil that develops an ice layer on itself.
- Weakened airflow into your home.
- Short cycling due to a dirty or iced over evaporator coil
- Higher energy bills and more.
When Your System Needs Assistance, You Can Come to Us
Keeping a clean air filter in your HVAC system can have a hugely positive impact on it over time. Likewise allowing the filter to become too dirty and leaving it on addressed for too long can have increasingly negative consequences. In some cases that can lead to repair needs.
If your air conditioner needs an extra helping hand to address some repair needs that it has developed don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We employ highly trained individuals who are always working hard to stay up-to-date on new technology so they can serve you as effectively as possible.