Dear Rick: Why Is It Important to Change My Air Conditioning Units Filter

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Dear Rick,

Recently, I was talking to a Sarasota air conditioning repair guy, and he told me one of the best things that I could do for my air conditioner was change the air filter frequently. Why is that?

Waiting to Hear

Hi Waiting to Hear,

He’s right! One of the best things you can do for your AC is to change the air filter frequently and on a regular schedule. Here are a few ways doing so benefits you and your air conditioner.

Better Air Quality in Your Home

When your air conditioner cuts on in your home, it brings in air from your home, super cools it and sends it out through the duct system back into the rooms. In the air, there are a lot of particles of dust and other types of allergens. The air filter in your unit catches those particles and keeps them from recycling inside your home. If the filter is dirty, the particles get back into your home.

Save Money on Your Utility Bills

When your filter is clogged up with trash and dirt, the dirty air gets to the engine of your air conditioner, causing the unit to run harder and most of the time, hotter. This will results in higher energy costs. An air filter costs a couple of dollars for a top-quality one. It’s one of the cheapest things you can do to save money.

Extends the Life of Your Air Conditioning Unit

When your air conditioner’s engine is forced to run hotter and harder for any length of time due to a dirty air filter or other problems, it shortens the length of the unit’s lifespan. Your air conditioner will typically last between 10 and 15 years and changing your filter regularly can help its final age come closer to the 15-year mark.

When you’re ready to get your air conditioner serviced, Nice Air LLC can help. Contact us today.

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