September 1, 2023
An important rule to remember when it comes to making sure your air conditioner works well, is to clean or change the air filter regularly. The purpose of the filter is to help clean the air coming into your home, it’s like a net catching all the tiny particles floating in the air. New or cleaned filters keep your AC happy and working nicely. The manufacturer or installer should suggest how often to service filters; however, if you live in a place with a lot of dirt and dust, you will want to clean the filters more often.
At Vitalia Highland Heights we understand the air conditioner needs good, quality air to do its job efficiently. Clean air filters allow the air conditioner to cool the community better, making both residents and staff feel more comfortable.
Air conditioners are also smart, they are like robots notifying if something is wrong and even what is wrong! Just like you need regular visits to the doctor for a check-up, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance. Having an HVAC professional check your air conditioner on a regular basis is the best way to keep it smart and keep you cool on those hot summer days.
The activities I do to maintain the HVAC system at home is change the air filter every 60 days, to make sure the unit is getting proper airflow. I also check to make sure the vents are in the right position and not blocked by furniture. Without proper maintenance you run the risk of unexpected breakdowns and possible high repair costs.
Other things beside air filter changes I do for the AC include cleaning the coils, to ensure they remove heat as designed. For the furnace I blow off the burner to remove any dust that settled over the summer. I change the batteries annually in my thermostat, to make sure it operates correctly.
Changing air filters is one of the most important maintenance tasks completed to extend the efficiency and life of air conditioners. Checking and replacement of filters should be completed on a regular schedule. Filters are much cheaper than air conditioner units.
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