Posting Date: June 5, 2018
Posted by: Mike Barulic, West Palm Beach, FL Branch Manager
A central air conditioner can last a decade or more if it’s well maintained, and one of the best ways to stay on top of that maintenance is also the simplest: check your air filter once a month, and change (or clean) it when it’s dirty.
A clogged air filter makes your air conditioner’s condenser overwork to provide the same level of cooling comfort that a properly functioning unit would. That overwork can cause some real problems for you, including:
- Higher energy bills – A clogged filter can lead to higher cooling bills – up to 20 percent higher, if the problem persists.
- Less comfort – Stunted air circulation means less comfort for your family.
- Costly repairs – A blocked filter can eventually cause an A/C’s cooling coil to freeze due to overwork – an expensive problem to fix.
- Premature breakdown – Consistent overwork could eventually wear down your compressor, robbing you of years of service for your system.
Our technicians replace your air conditioner air filters (and perform many other critical maintenance tasks and tests) as part of an annual air conditioning tune-up; if you haven’t had one done in 2018, do it soon – you’re going to need your A/C more than ever in the scorching summer to come, according to experts!
If you want an even better value, try a Broward A/C Service Plan, which includes priority service, repair discounts, and more.
If you want to change the filter yourself, but don’t know how (or how often) to do this, contact us – we’ll walk you through it.
Take care of your home cooling system before our blistering summer begins – you’re going to need it! Contact us to sign up for a Broward A/C Service Plan today.