For any kind of serious work on your air conditioner, you should always call an expert for help. But one thing you, as the homeowner, can do on your own is change the air filter in your air conditioning system regularly. It may seem like a small thing, but a dirty, clogged air filter can create some pretty big problems. The best way to avoid these problems is to change the air filter every three months. What kind of problems are we talking about? Here are some we see a lot of here at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc.:
- Decrease in indoor air quality – once the air filter is clogged, it can no longer stop dust, dirt and debris from entering your system, significantly decreasing the indoor air quality inside your home.
- Decrease energy efficiency – when your air conditioner operates under stressful conditions, as it will with a dirty, clogged air filter, it will need more power to achieve the cooling you want.
- Visible decrease in air flow – a clogged air filter restricts the air flow in your system, decreasing the amount of air that travels through it. This will affect the volume of air coming into your home and your indoor comfort.
- Ice formation – restricted air flow creates an imbalance in the heat release/cooling process of your air conditioner. The result of this is that the cool parts get too cold and the warm parts get too hot. The difference in temperatures creates condensation which freezes on the cold parts, creating an ice build-up.
As you can see, a clogged, dirty filter can become very problematic for both you and your air conditioner in Boerne, TX. The experts at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc., are happy to show you how to properly change your air filter so that you can do it yourself every three months. Just give us a call and schedule an appointment with one of our experts!