Is it ever a good idea to skip air conditioning maintenance? The short answer is no! Even when one small component of your air conditioner isn’t functioning as it should, it can negatively impact your entire system. Within your system there are a number of electrical components, motors, coils, refrigerant, and more to help you stay cool.
One commonly overlooked part of your AC system though that should never be ignored is its air filter. Your air conditioner needs a clean and effective air filter in order to operate at its peak. And changing your air filter is a task you can and should do on your own, at least every 3 months—more if your home contains significant pet dander and/or cigarette smoke.
What Are the Consequences?
Poor Air Conditioner Performance: A clogged air filter is a lot bigger of a deal than you may thing. Over the course of a few months (or less), significant dirt and debris can build up in your filter and can block airflow from moving throughout your HVAC system. This forces your air conditioner to work harder than it should have to in order to get air in your home.
Lower Efficiency: Your air conditioning system’s efficiency is negatively impacted with the system can’t pull in the right amount of air, as it has to work harder to attempt to do so. You can lower your monthly bills and keep your AC unit from wearing out faster by simply changing your air filter.
Shorter Lifespan: If you could easily increase the lifespan of your air conditioner, would you do it? The good news is that simply changing your air filter—in addition to scheduling routine professional maintenance—can help do just this. Your air conditioner wears down if extra strain is added to it, which won’t happen with regular care.
Schedule your air conditioning maintenance appointment in Crown Point, IN with the highly trained and skilled technicians at Earl’s Heating & Air Conditioning today!