23 Oct Why is Changing Your Air Filter Important?
Why is changing your air filter important? Well, when was the last time you changed your air filter? If you don’t remember, or if it’s been a while, this is your reminder!
Changing Your Air Filter
Your home’s air filter should get changed once a month. This is usually a very simple, inexpensive process that will help keep your unit running smoothly. Regular filter replacements can help extend the lifespan of your unit, saving you valuable time, money, and future headaches. This monthly routine can also ensure your air remains free of debris and allergens! (For commercial buildings, you’ll want to schedule quarterly filter changes and cleanings.)
Using an old, dirty filter reduces your air flow and forces your unit to work harder. This can cause your parts and equipment to wear out faster, which can become a big problem, especially during the hottest time of year! In order to avoid potential repairs or even total unit failure, these monthly filter changes are of high importance. You’d be surprised how many calls we go on to fix problems that could’ve been prevented by a filter change!
Many times, the filter is completely clogged, causing the evaporator coil to freeze over. Evaporator coils need to breathe to cool the air. Frozen or even dirty coils can cause your unit to work harder, using more electricity and potentially causing expansive breakdowns. This is just one example of how changing your air filters and scheduling regular tune ups is essential!
AC Tune Ups
Along with regular filter changes, we recommend scheduling an AC Tune Up at least twice a year! This is usually done once in fall and once in spring, just before the seasons that stress your unit the most. If you have yet to have one this fall, now is the time to schedule! This practice will enable our technicians to catch issues early and prevent larger repair or replacement costs. This proactive maintenance includes a 24 Point Inspection that will check on various parts of your unit to ensure it continues to run efficiently. These tune ups also include filter changes!
We’ll help remind you of these two yearly check-ups when you sign up for a Maintenance Agreement with us! Our maintenance customers also receive discounts on parts and also labor when repairs may be needed, as well as priority service.
We’re here to help you take the best care possible of your units! If you need a reminder to change your filter, register for our monthly Facebook event! This way, you’ll never forget again: https://www.facebook.com/events/443951491156869/443951504490201/?active_tab=about