Keeping Cool by Maintaining Your Air Filters
With summer here, those of us in warmer climates are most likely turning to the relief we can get from a good air conditioner.
The last thing anyone wants is to deal with a broken air conditioner during the hottest days of August. Luckily, there are ways to maintain your unit, including making sure your house air filters are up to par, that can help you keep your cool when things start to heat up.
Maintaining your house air filters is important for a number of reasons.
To start, neglecting this important part of your air conditioner can cause the performance to decline while the energy usage goes up
And with today’s utility bills, who would want that?
When filters become clogged with dirt or debris, they reduce the efficiency of your unit. Additionally, dirt can be carried into the evaporator coil, which could impair its ability to absorb heat.
So how do you make sure that your air conditioner is up to par and your house air filter is maintained?
Basically, you should clean your air conditioner’s filter every month, or ever other month.
The easiest way to clean a filter:
- Remove it!
- Rinse it in the sink or bathtub,
- Scrub it with some gentle dish soap and a soft-bristled brush – an easy enough fix!
This will ensure that the unit runs to its highest capability. If the unit is in constant use, you may need to be more diligent about this.
It can be easy to keep your air conditioner running smoothly with just a little bit of diligent maintenance. This can be a great way to keep cool this summer!