Keeping you home cool is a year-long job for your air conditioner. But you don’t have to be an expert technician to keep your unit functioning properly. One of the most important parts of your A/C unit is the filter. The regular cleaning and maintenance of your filter can help your unit last long and meet the demands of the South Florida heat.
Many people often neglect to clean or change their air filters. It only takes a few minutes of your time. But if you don’t take care of it, the results can be costly to your wallet and your health. If a homeowner has pets, smokes or suffers from asthma and allergies, it’s very important to keep the filter clean. This enables the unit to filter out contaminants. Another factor to consider is how long your air conditioning unit is running. An A/C unit which runs continuously during the summer will need to be changed every three weeks. Units that are running less often will need to be changed every five to six weeks.
The importance of changing your filter isn’t just limited to improving your indoor air quality. When the air conditioner becomes clogged with debris, it’s forced to work harder. This can cause your unit to work less efficiently and will increase your energy bill. By changing the filter consistently, your air conditioner can cool your home faster, reducing the amount of time it has to run. The more efficiently it works, the less likely it will need repairs.
Properly maintaining your air filter will improve the quality of air in your home and keep you healthy. Indoor air pollution has been cited by the EPA as an environmental problem. A dirty air filter can add waste into the air and can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
If your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently or has malfunctioned, the experienced contractors at Air Today can help make sure your unit is functioning like brand new. Conveniently located throughout South Florida, including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Air Today Cooling Systems accepts service calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All work is guaranteed for three years.