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Your Air Conditioner Needs a Fresh Air Filter

man-with-filterBy and large, air conditioning maintenance is something that you are going to need to leave to trained, experienced professionals. There is just too much that must be done, and much of it is much too complex for the average homeowner or even a general handyman or woman to handle on his or her own.

This does not mean, however, that there is nothing that you can do in an effort to keep your air conditioner functioning properly. In fact, one of the most important tasks to handle is one of the simplest: changing the air filter. When you keep a fresh air filter in your air conditioner, you really are helping it to succeed. Here’s why you need to keep a fresh air filter in your AC in Charlottesville, VA.

Save Money, Protect Your System

A lot of people are the under the impression that the air filter in their HVAC system is there to protect the air quality throughout the house. This is not the primary function of these standard filters, though, and you’ll need a more efficient, designated air filtration system if that is your end goal. These filters are there instead to protect your HVAC system and its various components themselves.

If your air filter is too dirty, then it is going to wind up increasing airflow resistance in your system. That drives up energy costs, as your air conditioner then has to work harder than it should have to in order to force air through the system. Of course, this not only drives up cost but also puts a lot of added strain on your air conditioner.

That means that your air conditioner is then also at an increased risk of developing operational problems. By simply changing out your air filter as needed, typically every 1-3 months, you can both boost energy efficiency while also living more comfortably and keeping your air conditioner in great working condition.

Schedule your AC services with Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning.

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