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AC Maintenance Tip: Keep Your Air Filter in Mind

If you want to cool your home as effectively, efficiently, and reliably as possible, you know that you need to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Irmo, SC. What you may not realize, though, is that scheduling annual maintenance once a year does not exactly cover every single maintenance task that your system requires in order to function at peak performance and efficiency levels. You must also be diligent in changing out the air filter in your air conditioning system as needed. Doing so is really quite simple, and can prove to be extremely beneficial for your system as a whole.

Won’t My Maintenance Technician Change My Filter for Me?

Yes, during a routine AC tune-up, which you should be scheduling on a yearly basis, your technician will indeed change your air filter for you. However, the fact of the matter is that changing your filter once a year, or even twice, if your heating system shares the same air handler, is simply not sufficient. There are too many different air filters and variable to consider to say with certainty when your filter will need to be changed, but every 2-3 months is fairly standard. Cheaper air filters, though, may need to be changed monthly. The only way to be certain of your filter changing needs is to check yours and evaluate its condition.

How Can Changing My Air Filter Benefit Me?

Changing your air filter benefits you in a few ways. First of all, it helps to cut down on the strain that your AC faces due to airflow resistance. Not only does this help you to avoid repair needs caused by this excess strain, but it also helps to keep your cooling costs in check. Reduced airflow can also lead to problems with the icing of your evaporator coil, which draws heat out of the air passing over it. This icing can lead to serious operational problems if the issue persists.

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