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If You Haven’t Changed Your Air Filter, You’re Not Ready for Summer

man-with-filterSpring is practically here, which means that now is the perfect time to start thinking about your air conditioner. Now, we know that you’ve got plenty of other things to think about, like where you’re going to go on your summer vacation, but trust us, you are going to want to think about your AC first.

One thing you should definitely do before summer arrives is to change your system’s air filter? Why? Because it’s incredibly important to your system’s overall performance. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to change your air filter, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to contact us when you need AC services in Colorado Springs, CO.

So, What Is an Air Filter?

There is a lot of debris that circulates through your home and ultimately ends up in the ductwork. If the debris enters your air conditioner, it has the potential to cause some significant damage. So the air filter exists to prevent dirt and debris from entering the AC itself.

If your air filter becomes too clogged, airflow in and out of the AC will be restricted, leading to all sorts of other issues. Therefore, it is important to change your air filter every 1 to 3 months during the summer season.

Here Is Why You’ve Got to Change Yours

Here’s what can happen if you don’t change the filter:

Decreased Efficiency

When your AC struggles to circulate air through your home, it becomes significantly less efficient. A dirty filter is going to create more airflow resistance than normal.

In addition, a dirty air filter can cause the system to short-cycle. This is an industry term that describes when an AC is unable to complete a full cooling cycle. Not only is short-cycling extremely inefficient, but it also places a ton of strain on the system, leading to sky-high energy bills and costly repairs.

Increased Repair Needs

When your system has to work harder than it normally does, there is an increased risk of wear and tear. This will lead to operational problems and eventually a breakdown. Obviously, you do not want to be stuck dealing with costly repairs and untimely replacements. Changing your air filter is simple and easy… dealing with a full system breakdown is not.

Decreased Indoor Air Quality

Although the air filter is ultimately put in place to protect your air conditioner, it does have some positive impacts on your health. When the air filter is thickly congested, air may be forced around the filter, and when this happens, it will be distributed into your house! This, in turn, decreases your indoor air quality and can lead to some significant health issues for you and your family.

Ask for Help!

If you are unsure how to change the air filter, do not be afraid to ask a certified HVAC professional for help. Trust us, any reputable technician will be happy to give you the help you need.

Schedule your air conditioning services with the team at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today! 

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