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Understanding your air conditioner’s filters: Why they need regular cleaning

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An optimally functioning air conditioner is essential to keeping your house cool and pleasant throughout the sweltering summer months. In order for your ac to do, every one of its parts or components need to do their job without restraints or obstacles, and one such critical element is your air conditioner filter. In this post, we’ll examine the value of routine air conditioner filter cleaning, how it impacts the operation of your AC system, and why you should give aircon cleaning and maintenance priority for maximum comfort and efficiency.

What are air conditioner filters?

HVAC systems require air conditioner filters, or AC unit filters, in order to keep dust, dirt, allergens, and other particles from circulating in your home. By trapping these impurities, the filters help improve indoor air quality and ensure a healthier and fresher environment for you and your family. 

Benefits of regular air conditioner filter cleansing

1. Efficiency and Performance

Apart from maintaining indoor air quality, regular cleaning of air conditioner filters is essential for the efficient operation of your AC unit. Over time, these filters become clogged with accumulated debris, obstructing the airflow and reducing the overall efficiency of your air conditioning system. A clogged filter forces your AC unit to work harder to cool your home, resulting in increased energy consumption and higher utility bills.

2. Increased Lifespan

Proper maintenance, including regular cleaning of your AC unit’s filters, can significantly extend the lifespan of your air conditioner. When the filter is clean, the system operates smoothly, reducing the strain on various components. By ensuring proper airflow, you minimize the risk of overheating and potential damage to the compressor or other crucial parts, ultimately saving costly expenses on air conditioning repairs or replacements.

3. Improved Indoor Air Quality 

Clean air conditioner filters ensure that the air circulating in your home is free from pollutants and allergens. For those who have allergies or respiratory issues, this is especially crucial.

Frequency of aircon filter cleaning

The frequency of cleaning your air conditioner filter depends on various factors such as the type of filter, the environment in which you live, and your home’s usage patterns. As a general guideline, it is recommended that cleaning or air filter replacement should be done every one to three months. However, if you have pets, live in a dusty area, or experience heavy AC usage, more frequent cleaning may be necessary. Refer to your AC unit’s manual or consult a professional air conditioning service for specific recommendations.

Importance of professional maintenance and tune-ups 

It is essential to schedule regular professional air conditioning service, including an AC tune-up and filter replacement. An HVAC technician will thoroughly clean and inspect your entire air conditioning system and identify any potential issues before they escalate into costly repairs. These experts have the knowledge and experience to ensure that your AC unit performs optimally, keeping your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer.

Improve your air conditioner performance and home air quality with Boyle Energy

We are a full service HVAC company located in Havertown Pa that can maintain and repair your air conditioner, as per the industry’s highest and latest standards. Our technicians are continually trained in industry best practices and technologies and are skilled to handle your old or advanced air conditioner in a safe and professional manner. Contact us or give us a call at 610-347-5197 to schedule your AC tune-up and experience the benefits of a well-maintained air conditioning system.

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