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How a Clean Air Filter Benefits Your Air Conditioner

man-with-filterThe truth of the matter is that most—meaning almost all—of your air conditioning services in Chesterfield, MO, absolutely must be completed by skilled and experienced professionals. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do yourself to help your air conditioner succeed, though. In fact, one of the best things that you can do for your air conditioner also happens to be one of the simplest.

What are we talking about? Tune in next week for the exciting con—no, just kidding. It’s changing your air filter. Do tune in to the rest of this blog post, though. We’ll be covering precisely what the benefits of a clean air filter are for your air conditioner, and we think you’ll be sold on it by the end. These filters are cheap and readily available, so there’s no excuse for leaving a dirty one in your AC throughout the cooling season.

It’s All About Protecting Airflow

The main problem that you are going to encounter if you leave a dirty air filter in your air conditioning system is reduced airflow.

Reduced airflow, eh? Well, I can live with that.

Maybe—but your AC can’t!

It’s a Problem That Causes Problems!

If reduced airflow was the end of it, maybe you could live with it. You’d just have to run your AC longer and harder to get the job done, right? Well, that’s precisely the issue.

That kind of strain really causes some issues for your AC.

What Kind of Issues?

The kind that drive up energy costs, reduce reliability, and put the system in peril!

How So?

When your air filter is very dirty, it makes it more difficult for the system to force air through the filter. That means that the system then has to work harder than it would with a clean filter in place. And that means that you’ll be using more energy when running your system.

If higher costs aren’t bad enough, consider too that you’re going to pay more for less from your air conditioner. That’s right, not only is your air conditioner going to struggle to cool your home efficiently, but it will struggle to so effectively, as well.

Plus, the added strain is going to lead to excessive wear and tear on your system. That means that you’re going to wind up with a system more prone to operational issues, potentially breaking down just when you need it most and leaving you without air conditioning in your home as temperatures soar! Eventually, that wear and tear may take a toll to the point where you find yourself looking for a new air conditioner earlier than you would have, had you just kept the filter fresh.

A clogged air filter can also reduce airflow to the point where the coil gets too cold, condensation freezes on it, and then the layer of ice creates an insulating barrier that further exacerbates the problem.

Be sure to schedule your AC services with Fresh Air Heating & Cooling.

 

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