We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, changing the filter is one of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner. It’s something we recommend to our customers once a month. But we know that some people still aren’t clear about why this is. Here, we break down the reasons many people choose not to replace their filters, and why these excuses just don’t cut it.
But My Air Is Clean Already
Many people assume that the primary function of a filter is to clean the air. And this is true, to an extent. However, it’s not really why your air conditioner must have a filter. The filter helps to keep large particles from getting into your system and damaging the components. Unhealthy air is not the only reason to clean or change the filter. When you neglect to change the filter, air has trouble getting through the system, and this can cause a lot of trouble for your air conditioner, which is designed for a set airflow. You might end up with repair issues, high energy bills, and other AC and heater problems.
But the Filter Doesn’t Look Dirty
When the filter does not appear to be dirty, you might assume that everything is just fine. But it’s still important that you change it out once a month. Many of the particles in the filter may not be noticeable, including germs that continue to multiply the longer the old filter is in place. It’s safe to assume there is some level of buildup on your filter and stick to a schedule.
I Don’t Want to Spend Money on a New Filter
You’ll only spend more money in the long run the longer you keep the filter dirty. Your air conditioner malfunctions when it doesn’t get enough air, and you may find yourself paying for emergency repairs later on. Besides, your energy bills are higher when air struggles to get through the filter.
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