Is Changing My Air Filter Really Necessary?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by Michele Alicky

When you turn on your air conditioner, and it comes on right away, you may assume that this means that it is in great working condition. This is not necessarily the case, though. If you really want your air conditioner to function as effectively, efficiently, and reliably as possible, you need to take a few steps to keep it in outstanding working condition. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance is the most important. However, there is one thing that you can do on your own that is greatly beneficial to your AC: changing the air filter therein. Get the most from your air conditioning system in Connecticut by showing it the care that it needs. If you are in need of any AC services, call the pros at Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC today at (860) 283-0316.


Protect the Condition of Your System

It is much easier to blow through a straw when it is not clogged up with anything, right? Well, the principle is much the same in terms of your air conditioner and its air filter. If your air filter is very clogged up, your system is going to have to work much harder than it should have to in order to distribute air throughout your home and, firstly, through that filter. This additional strain can lead  to operational problems if allowed to persist.

Cool Your Home Efficiently

Not only will that extra work leave your system at increased risk of damages, but it will also drag down the efficiency with which your system operates. Cooling your home effectively should not be a cost prohibitive endeavor. If you want to use your system as efficiently as you should be able to, then you must change your air filter as needed.

Prevent Indoor Air Quality Issues

The filter in your HVAC system is there to protect the system and its components from issues with pollutants, not to maintain high indoor air quality throughout your entire home. However, allowing your air filter to clog up can put the air quality at risk. Air may move around the filter, rather than through it, allowing pollutants to do much the same.


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