Your AC system is one of the most costly appliances in your home. There are things you can do to keep it running its best. One of the simpler things is keeping a clean air filter. A clean air filter can benefit your AC system in many ways.
Clean filters improve indoor air quality
Changing your air filters regularly improves air quality. This is important if you have people with breathing issues. Filters help keep allergens, dust and hair from reaching your AC. Filters are usually white. If you air filter is dark gray or black, it’s overdue for a change.
Save on electric bills
A well maintained AC system works efficiently. Dirty filters can cause dust to build up inside your AC unit. Dust building up on the coils will affect its ability to cool the home. This causes the system to work more. Your AC system uses the most energy in your home. More work equals more energy resulting in higher energy bills. Changing the filters every 90 days helps tremendously. If you have pets, the changes should be more frequent.
Prolong the life of your AC system
Your AC system has to work hard to pull air through clogged air filters. The harder it works, the more chances of it breaking. Repairs can be expensive. As it gets older, parts may be hard to replace. Your AC system should give you 10 to 15 years of service. A poorly maintained system may need to be replaced much sooner. Your AC system is one of the largest investments in your home.
There are a few things you can do as a homeowner to keep your AC running smoothly. One of the easiest things is changing your air filters regularly. The average home should get new air filters every 90 days. If you own pets, change your air filters more frequently. Getting your HVAC system tuned-up twice a year also helps. Our technicians can detect air flow issues before they become problems. We also have solutions like Aprilaire whole-home purifiers. They are very effective at removing allergens and pollutants from the air. Give us a call at Majestic AC. Our comfort consultants can talk to you about indoor air quality. They will offer solutions to help you and your family stay comfortable and healthy.