Why Change Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter?: A Primer

There are plenty of reasons that you should change your air conditioner's air filter on a regular basis. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of three specific reasons why you should do so: you will improve the air quality in your home, prevent damage to both your air conditioner and duct work, and save on bills by improving energy efficiency.  

Improve Air Quality

There is usually a noticeable difference after you have improved the air quality in your home. Take the time to replace your air filter once every three months in order to ensure that there is a constant and consistent source of fresh air entering your home. A dirty air filter can wind up not doing its job and will cause dirt and debris to enter into your air ducts and through your vents. In addition, much of the debris and pollution that is caught in your air filter can wind up entering your home. This issue can wind up decreasing the overall condition of your health by aggravating issues relating to allergies, bronchitis, and asthma.

Prevent Damage To Air Conditioner and Duct Work

An air filter basically works as a preventative measure to keep excess dust and debris out of your air conditioner's duct system. An accumulation of debris can wind up causing serious damage to your ducts and, down the road, could cause you to have them professionally cleaned, which means that you'll be out a fair amount of cash. By replacing your air filter once every three months with a new and clean replacement, you will keep dirt from accumulating. Dirt and debris can also harm the inner workings of the unit itself, including lodging itself in the motor of the air conditioner. This can be a pricey proposition to fix, and even pricier to replace.

Improves Energy Efficiency

When your air conditioner is free of pollution, it's going to work at its best possible capacity. When debris and other foreign objects are present, it has to work that much harder to get the same job done. As such, it's important to replace your air filter on a regular basis. Doing so can make your air conditioner work much more efficiently and can save you on your monthly utility bill.

This brief guide should have given you some idea of the importance of changing your air conditioner's air filter on a regular basis.

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as D & W Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.