You Must Change Your AC Filter Regularly

We are eagerly anticipating the warm, sunny days of summer around here, especially after such a chilly spring season. If you are hoping to enjoy the heat of summer to the fullest, then you must be sure to keep your air conditioning system in great working condition so that you have a comfortable home to return to at the end of the day. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Woodstock, VT is the best way in which to ensure that this is the case. You must remember, though, that you cannot leave your air filter replacement solely to your AC technician. You must change the filter regularly, between sessions, in order to get the most from your AC.

Once or Twice a Year Just Is Not Enough

While it is true that your air conditioning maintenance technician will replace your AC air filter for you during routine maintenance, this yearly service is not going to cut it in terms of filter replacements. There are a lot of factors, including the efficiency and quality of your filter, as well as the presence of pets and your cooling habits, which will influence the frequency with which you must change your air filter. That being said, 2-3 months is pretty typical of most systems, with some cheaper filters falling closing to monthly replacement needs. The best thing to do is pull out your filter regularly and to assess its condition.

If your air filter is allowed to clog up, your air conditioner will have to exert itself more than it should have to in order to force air through that filter. This will cause your cooling costs to rise, essentially leaving you to pay more for a lesser performance from your AC. Plus, reduced airflow can lead to serious problems such as the icing over the evaporator coil responsible for absorbing heat from the air passing over it.

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