As you hopefully are well aware, you absolutely must schedule routine air conditioning maintenance services if you hope to get the very best performance possible from your home cooling system. However, even diligent, regular maintenance is not enough to keep your system in prime working condition. There is one more task that must be taken care of, and it is actually one that you yourself can handle. You must be sure to change the air filter in your AC as needed. That simple task will benefit your air conditioner in Columbus, OH immensely.

Is Changing the Air Filter Really That Important?

The short answer? Yes! Changing your air filter as needed is going to seriously benefit its overall performance, your comfort, and the condition of your home cooling system, not to mention your budget. When your air filter is all clogged up, your home cooling system is still going to have to force air through it. In forcing it to do so with a clogged filter in place, you are making it harder for your system to cool your home. It will require more energy than should be necessary to do so, and you may wind up paying more money for what is actually a subpar performance from your AC. That’s not all, though.

When your air conditioner is faced with this added strain, it can increase the risk of system damages due to increased wear and tear. Not only do you risk an increased frequency of experiencing systematic problems, but your indoor air quality may suffer as well! If the airflow is restricted enough, your system may actually force air around the filter, and the pollutants within it are along for the ride. Then, they can be distributed throughout your entire. Refer to your system’s literature and check the filter physically to determine when a changeout is necessary. Typically, somewhere around every 1-3 months is advisable.

Call Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning with any questions that you may have.