Okay, so the heat of the summer season may still be a ways away. We certainly cannot fault anyone for thinking ahead and anticipating its arrival, though. Most of us have had quite enough cold weather to last us for a while, and hot and sunny days would definitely be a nice change of pace. That is why we’re going to shift gears today and discuss one of the best ways in which you can help your air conditioning in Chesapeake, VA to excel in its operation.
Don’t worry, it is nothing too complex. We certainly are not going to suggest that you should be trying to tune-up your air conditioner on your own, for instance. What we are going to suggest, however, is that you take it upon yourself to complete one of the most vital single maintenance tasks that your air conditioner needs to succeed. It is really quite simple—just remember to change your air filter throughout the summer season!
Wait, Is This Really That Important?
Come on, you may be thinking, isn’t this what I pay my maintenance technician for? Not really, no. Sure, your air conditioning maintenance technician is going to clean and/or replace your air filter as needed during routine AC maintenance. However, there is a problem with relying on this practice solely. Remember, you are only having your air conditioner tuned-up annually. An air filter is going to need to be changed much more frequently than that.
The standard air filter in your AC system is likely going to require changing every 1 to 3 months. The best way to be sure is simply to check in on it from time to time. These are just basic guidelines, so you don’t want to assume that every few months is enough to get the job done as needed.
What Are the Benefits?
Even if the benefits weren’t that major, the fact is that these air filters are quite cheap and really easy to replace. There is no good reason for failing to keep a fresh one in place. Now, that being said, the benefits are actually way too good to pass up!
A very dirty air filter is going to wind up increasing airflow resistance in your HVAC system. That increased resistance is going to cause your system to work less efficiently than it should, meaning that you are going to be paying more than you should have to in order to keep your home cool.
Not only that, but the increased wear and tear on the system is going to increase the risk of damages to your system. By simply changing the air filter as needed, you not only live more comfortably while cutting back on cooling costs. You are helping your air conditioner to work with greater reliability, which is very important come the hottest time of the year. Be sure to contact a member of our team if you have any questions regarding the changing of the air filter in your system.
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