Your central air conditioning system can last 15 years or so, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – but only if it is well maintained.
The good news is that one of the best things to do to keep it running well is also one of the easiest: check your air filter once a month during the cooling season, and change or clean it (depending on the model) when it’s dirty.
So here we are nearing the halfway point of summer 2018, and answer honestly: have you checked your filter since summer began? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone).
Why changing A/C air filters is so important
A blocked air filter makes your cooling system work too hard to keep you cool; that overwork can cause some real problems for you now and later, including:
- Higher bills – A clogged filter could raise your bills by up to 20 percent
- Less comfort – Poor air circulation means more hot and cold spots in your home
- Unneeded repairs – A blocked filter can eventually cause the cooling coil in your A/C to freeze – a costly A/C repair
- A shorter lifespan – Consistent overwork could eventually wear down your compressor, robbing you of years of service for your system
Changing an air filter is easy to do – just refer to your unit’s owner’s manual for instructions (if you’re having a problem, let us know – we can walk you through it). Filters are relatively inexpensive, too – certainly a lot less expensive than shelling out more money for cooling bills month after month or paying for an unnecessary A/C repair down the road.
Air filter changes and much more: routine A/C service from Burt’s Reliable
Keep in mind that our technicians replace your air conditioner air filters (and perform many other critical maintenance tasks and tests) as part of the tune-up that’s included in your Burt’s Reliable Air Conditioning Comfort Plan.
If you haven’t had your 2018 tune-up yet, do it soon – before you have that perfectly timed mid-summer A/C breakdown!
Take care of your home cooling system now to prevent problems tomorrow. Contact us to sign up for a Burt’s Reliable Air Conditioning Comfort Plan today.