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Is a Clean Air Filter Really That Important?

There’s no denying that with summer officially here, temperatures are climbing. As they do, you’ll be putting a lot more value in the reliable, efficient operation of your air conditioning system. However, there are many homeowners who skip out on some of the very basic maintenance tasks that are required to make sure their air conditioner performs as it should all season long.

Scheduling routine professional maintenance for your air conditioner is important, sure. However there is one task that you can and should be doing on your own, much more often than your once or twice yearly maintenance appointment. This task is changing the air filter. Keep reading to learn why this is such an important step to take before each cooling season.

Don’t Underestimate the Impact of a Clean Air Filter

A clean air filter is a lot more important than you may realize. If your air filter is clogged up with dirt and other debris, then you can’t expect your air conditioner to function at its peak efficiency. The reason for this is if your filter is clogged, your AC system is forced to work harder than it should need to in order to distribute air throughout your home and through the filter.

This excess strain you’re putting on your system will lead to a drop in energy efficiency, which result in you paying higher energy costs even though your comfort levels have decreased. Additionally, this excess strain leads to increased wear and tear, plus operational problems, damages, and system breakdown. For example, your evaporator coil draws heat out of the air running over it via the refrigerant cycle. If the airflow isn’t sufficient enough, then your evaporator coil might ice over.

To schedule professional HVAC maintenance in Orinda, CA, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today.

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