The Importance of Changing Your Air Conditioning Filters

Most of us lead busy lives, and with all of our work and family commitments many important maintenance tasks around the house tend to get neglected — until it’s too late.

Many of us already know the importance of changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to protect your home and family (if you forgot, here’s your reminder!), but many of us tend to forget smaller, important tasks such as changing your air conditioning filters.

Changing your air conditioning system’s filters is extremely important for both the health of your family and the health of your air conditioning system:

  • Clogged filters will strain your AC system, and force it to work harder, reducing efficiency and increasing costs.
  • A dirty AC filter will fail to prevent dust and dirt from building up on your air conditioner’s vital parts which can lead to expensive maintenance visits — or worse —early system failure.
  • From a health perspective, dirty and/or clogged filters will cease to provide your indoor environment with clean fresh air.

There are many different filters available for your home and next week we’ll discuss your filter options.

Additionally, before the cleaning seasons starts you should call a trusted Air Conditioning Contractor to do a full maintenance assessment of your cooling system.

Changing your filters is a great way to keep your home and your air conditioning system happy and healthy. It takes only a few minutes and could save you a lot of stress in the future.

Learn more about Air Conditioning Filters and HVAC maintenance at Energy Star.

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