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Don’t Forget to Change Your Air Filter This Cooling Season

Are you serious about getting the best performance possible from your home cooling system? If so, it is of the utmost importance that you not only invest in a quality system, but also that you schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Fort Collins, CO. Even this is not enough to guarantee the successful operation of an air conditioning system, though, as there is one more task that must be taken care of, and it is one that you must handle on your own. Changing your air filter may not sound like that big of a deal, but we assure you that failure to do so will negatively influence your home cooling experience.

Don’t My Maintenance Technicians Do That?

Yes, during your routine maintenance service your technicians will replace your air filter if need be. However, it is important to remember that you are only having your system tuned up annually, and that your air filter must be changed more than once a year. If your heating and cooling systems share an air handler, the filter may be changed twice a year, but that is still not enough. Some cheaper filters require changing every month, while most will probably require changing every 2–3 months. There are too many factors to consider for us to say with certainty how frequently your filter will have to be changed, but suffice to say that once or twice a year won’t do it.

If your air filter is not changed regularly, it can become clogged with pollutants. When this happens, you may find that your system is struggling to distribute cooled air throughout your home. This struggle will lead to increased energy costs, even as your system is declining in its overall performance quality. Your indoor air quality may suffer as well, and you risk allowing your evaporator coil to ice over, due to decreased airflow.

Contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning with any questions that you may have regarding AC maintenance.

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