One of the most important jobs when it comes to air conditioner maintenance – changing the air filter – is also the easiest. This extremely vital part of your heating and cooling system takes only a couple of minutes to change, but can allow you to reap huge benefits in the long run.
Lower Your Electric Bills While Increasing Your Unit’s Lifespan
Changing your air filter is one of the best ways of keeping more money in your bank account each month while reducing the need for air conditioner repairs. The reason is that when an air filter is dirty, the efficiency of your cooling system is dramatically reduced. It’s almost like wasting gas by leaving your car running for hours.
A dirty air filter makes it impossible for the air in your cooling system to circulate properly. As a result, your AC will have to run a lot longer than it would to lower your indoor temperature. Not only does it waste energy, it makes your electric bill a lot higher than it should. If you change your filter once a month during cooling season, you could reduce the energy consumption of your air conditioner by as much as 15 percent. Add that up over time and you’re talking about a substantial amount of money that will stay in your wallet versus being sent to the electric utility.
In addition, when an air filter is dirty it won’t be able to keep dirt and dust from accumulating on parts such as the condenser and evaporator coils. When those parts can’t “breathe,” so to speak, your AC can’t do its job as effectively. Worse yet, because your system will have to run longer it will experience wear and tear much faster. You’ll need more repairs and eventually you’ll need a new unit entirely.
Take that risk out of the equation by changing your air filters on a regular basis. If you are looking for a new air conditioner that will deliver long-term performance and substantial energy savings, contact the professionals with Global Efficient Energy online or call us at 1-888-826-7881.
By Abe Issa
Founder and CEO
Global Efficient Energy