Changing your air conditioning’s filter is a great way to improve performance and increase the lifespan of your air conditioner. Knowing why and how it needs to be done is the first step towards maintaining a comfortable environment in your home.
Originally, air conditioning filters were designed to keep foreign objects, like falling tree branches, out of the air conditioning unit. Now air conditioning filters are designed to keep out dust and other allergens from your home’s air. Dirty filters can greatly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning. You should install a new filter every month during the warmer months. Dust can cause your air conditioning unit to lose up to 30% of its normal airflow. In addition, indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. Air conditioning filters that are old can cause your home to have a higher risk of allergens, dust mites, viruses, and other nasty things.
Turn your AC back on and enjoy the coolness!