A home cooling system is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your Suffolk County home – but if you’re not checking and changing your A/C air filters regularly, you’re probably spending more than you should on cooling bills – and you could even be shortening the life of your equipment.
When an air filter clogs, it makes it difficult for the air you paid to cool to flow into your living space – which means your central air conditioner will have to work harder to do its job.
Over time, making your cooling system overwork this way will:
- Reduce efficiency – Dirty filters can add as much as 20 percent to your monthly cooling bills, costing you far more money than the replacement filters themselves.
- Reduce comfort – When your filter blocks airflow, less cooled air will reach your living space – which means your home won’t be as cool or comfortable as it could be.
- Cause more repairs and breakdowns – Over time, a dirty filter can lead to the kind of overwork that causes cooling system parts to wear down and break. The result for you? Costly (and avoidable) cooling system repairs – or even a premature and irreparable breakdown.
The good news is you can avoid many of these problems simply by keeping an eye on your A/C filter. Check it once every four to six weeks in the cooling months ahead – a bit more if you’re a smoker or have furry pets.
If you don’t know how to do check your furnace filter, contact us – we’ll walk you through this important maintenance task.
Did you know that a Swezey A/C tune-up includes labor for an air filter replacement, plus 13 other measures that will keep your equipment running its best all summer long? Contact us to sign up for your tune-up today – or choose our Gold Air Conditioning Service Plan for an even better value!
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