Air ConditioningDon’t Forget to Change Your AC Filter throughout the Summer Season

When you are ready to go home after a long day of work or fun in the summer sun, you want to be sure that you are returning home to a cool and comfortable environment. This will simply not be possible if your air conditioning system is not in fine working order. That is why you should be sure to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Everett, WA. Equally as important, though, is simply remembering to change your air filter regularly. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but the failure to do so can actually have some very negative consequences for your budget, comfort, and your air conditioning system itself.

Doesn’t My Technician Do That for Me?

Yes, he or she does. However, having your air filter changed just once a year during routine maintenance is far from frequent enough. Even if you have a heat pump or a heater that shares an air handler with your AC, meaning that the filter is changed twice a year during maintenance services, you still need to fill in the gaps between those service dates. There is no concrete schedule when it comes to when an air filter must be changed, as different filters and different homes will have different needs. However, you should expect to change your air filter every 2-3 months, while some cheaper filters may actually require monthly changes.

What Are the Benefits of Doing So?

If your air filter is clogged up, your air conditioner is going to expend more energy than it should have to in order to force air throughout the system and your home. This can drive up energy costs even as it drives down comfort levels in your home. Plus, reduced airflow over your evaporator coil can impede the heat absorption process, causing it to ice over. This can lead to seriously reduced performance quality, and potential damages to your system.

Be sure to schedule your AC services with the professional AC technicians at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

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