With summer upon us, it is likely that you are relying heavily on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. This makes it important that you stay on top of regular maintenance in order to ensure that your air conditioner is able to effectively cool your home throughout the coming months.
While replacing your system’s air filter is one of the cheapest and easiest things any homeowner can do to maintain their HVAC system, it is also something that homeowners commonly forget to do. However, replacing your AC filter at the beginning of summer, and replacing it regularly throughout summer as recommended by the manufacturer, is critical for many reasons. Here are just a few of the reasons why it is important to change your AC filter regularly.
Maintain Indoor Air Quality
Changing your air filter regularly is critical in order to maintain healthy air quality within your home. If you do not change your filter regularly, allergens, dust, and even mold can spread throughout your home when your system is running, which can compromise your family’s health. It is then particularly important for anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma to change their filter frequently during the summer months.
Keep Energy Costs Down
It is no mystery that cooling your home in the summer can be expensive; however, what many homeowners do not know is that not changing their air filter often enough could be costing them additional money. When your air filter is dirty, this causes your AC to have to work harder to cool your home. Replacing your air filter can then boost efficiency and decrease the cost of cooling your home significantly.
Extend the Life of Your AC
Not only will neglecting to replace your air filter cause your electric bill to go up, but it will also put unnecessary strain on your system’s motor and other vital components. Not only can this cause your air conditioner to overheat and potentially require costly repairs, but it can also actually reduce the lifespan of your HVAC system. Taking proper care of your air conditioner by regularly replacing your air filters will help to extend its life as long as possible.
Contact our team today to learn more about AC air filter replacement as well as other air conditioner maintenance you may need this summer.