With summer descending upon us once more, it should go without saying that you are going to need to keep your air conditioning system working at peak performance levels. This mostly means that you both need to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Cherry Hill, NJ, and that you need to report any potential problems to a member of our team right away. That being said, there is one seriously important task that you can and should be handling on your own: changing the air filter.

Yes, it is a simple thing to do, but that doesn’t mean that it is not worth doing! In fact, just changing your air filter regularly, typically every 1 to 3 months, is one of the best ways you can keep your system working properly. If you fail to change the air filter as needed, there are a number of unfortunate issues you are likely to encounter. Learn more about them below.

Why a Clean Filter Is a Must

Imagine that you are blowing through a straw, and then someone shoves the crumpled up wrapper of that straw into the other end. It would suddenly be much tougher to force air through that straw, right? A simple analogy, but an apt one. The more clogged up your air filter is, the more airflow resistance your air conditioner is going to face as it tries to distribute air through your home.

Why is this a problem? It increases strain on the air conditioning system. Now it is going to take more energy to force air throughout the system, meaning that your energy costs are going to go up. That’s not the only issue, however.

It also means that your system is going to be working under more stress. And that means your air conditioner is going to be at an increased risk of damage. When you keep a fresh air filter in your system, you’re going to wind up paying less money for a better and more reliable performance from your system.

Schedule your AC services with Climate Mechanics LLC.