When summer first begins and that first heat wave rolls through, hopefully you have your air conditioning system ready. Ideally you will have had it maintained the spring before and have kept up on repair needs. You’ll also likely have changed the air filter to get it ready for regular use. However, as we near the “end” of summer, you’ve likely not given much more thought to your air filter.
In order to keep your air conditioner functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels, you want to make sure that you are changing your air filter on a regular basis. The air filter that comes standard with your system is there to protect its inside components, so without changing it, you could be allowing damage to occur within the system. Plus, changing it something that’s relatively easy to do and you can do on your own.
Why Is Changing the Filter So Important?
Your AC system’s filter must be changed with far greater frequency than your system as a whole needs to be tuned-up. Unfortunately some homeowners do wait for their maintenance appointment to have this task completed, but when you live in a climate like ours where air conditioners are used so frequently, this is a mistake.
Even if you have biannual maintenance done, this won’t’ cut it when it comes to changing your filters. Be sure to check your owner’s manual to determine exactly when yours should be changed, but the general rule is every 3 months, at least. If your home has significant contaminants, such as pet dander or cigarette smoke, then you may want to up this to once a month. Otherwise, the air filter will become too clogged and can restrict air flow and allow damage to occur to your system.
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