AC Repair | The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter
AC Repair | To keep your home’s air conditioner running at peak performance, you must regularly change your air filter. Unfortunately, many people skip this little maintenance step and wind up paying dearly in the long run. Your air conditioner’s filter serves so many purposes in the overall efficiency of your unit and is often the number one reason why your unit struggles to keep your home cool.
Air filters accumulate the dirt and impurities that can damage your system’s coils, fins, compressor or condenser causing an extensive need for AC repair. Filters also remove allergens and pollutants from the air inside your home. Studies by the EPA suggest that the air inside your home is 70 percent more polluted than the air outside of your home.
When your air filter is dirty, it restricts the amount of air that flows through your HVAC system and causes your unit to work harder to keep your home cool. If you live in a warm climate, your system will work twice as hard as it would with a clean filter. An HVAC system with a dirty filter or a filter that needs replacing requires more energy and ultimately costs you more money in heating and cooling bills.
The frequency in which you should change your system’s air filter depends on several factors, including the size of your home, the type of climate you live in, the type of air filter you need or the type of landscape in your region. The air quality in your city, the number of occupants in your home and whether or not you have pets also factor into how often you should change your air filter.
Air Quality Control, a leader in AC repair that caters to the St. Petersbrg area, suggests that you change your air filter at a minimum of every 90 days. If you have someone who suffers from allergies or you own multiple pets, the minimum is 60 days.
Air Quality control operates 24 hours a day, always ready to assist you with any cooling needs you may have. We are a family owned AC Repair Service company and offer a Comprehensive AC Repair Service in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas!
For more information and tips contact your trusted AC repair company – Air Quality Control at 727-469-3832