We know that your life can get busy, and it’s hard to remember to do the little things that help to keep your home systems maintained. But we think it’s important to make an extra effort to remember to change your home’s air filter each month. Write it down in a calendar, set a reminder on your phone, or do whatever else you have to do to remind yourself: a filter change is so important for your bills, your home, and your health.
The air filter is manufactured to trap particles while still allowing air to flow into the AC system. Your air conditioner was designed to take in a certain amount of air, so if the filter is clogged with too much dust, the fan won’t be able to draw in enough air to complete the cooling cycle as it was intended to. However, it will still attempt to get the right amount of air in, running for longer periods and raising your energy bills.
AC Performance and Reliability
This extra run time can also take its toll on various parts of your AC system. The fan motor could become overworked, or the compressor (one of the priciest parts of the air conditioner) might suffer damage. The reduced air flow can cause an imbalance in the indoor air handler that may cause the air conditioner to freeze. Regular filter changes are a vital part of maintaining an air conditioner.
Most people think that the air filter is primarily in place to protect the quality of their air. Actually, the air filter was first designed to protect the AC system from incoming debris. A high-quality filter, however, should be able to remove the microscopic particles that contribute the most to allergy and asthma symptoms, such as mold spores and pollen. Ask your technician to help you choose an effective enough filter for your indoor air quality concerns.
We stock all sizes of air filters and service air conditioning systems in the Atlanta, GA area. For all your air conditioning needs, call the experts—Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.