It’s Getting Hot In Here, so Change Your Air Filter!

Changing your AC’s air filter regularly makes a big difference, not only in the operation of your AC unit, but in the maintenance of the unit. Keep reading for more information from Pitzer”s One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating!

 

Changing Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter:

Why It’s More Important Than You Think

Living in Arizona, I’m sure you know you need to change your air conditioner’s filter. But do you know why it’s so important?

 

You might be thinking, “So my air conditioner’s air flow won’t be blocked by dirt.” From a comfort perspective, that’s correct.

 

But leaving in a dirty air filter has some costly consequences you may not be aware of.

 

Increased electric bills

 

A dirty air filter reduces your air conditioner’s energy efficiency tremendously.

 

Why?

 

Since a dirty air filter blocks airflow, your air conditioner is going to run much longer than it normally would to cool your home. This wastes energy and runs up your electricity bill.

 

So it’s similar to turning on your car and leaving it running–wasting gas in the process.

 

According to Energy.gov, ”Keeping the filter clean can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.”[Read More]

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