What Happens If I Don’t Change My Air Filters?

HVAC Technicians get asked this all the time, “What happens if I don’t change my air filters?”  Well, a lot of things could happen.  Homeowners that ignore replacing their air filters on a regular basis risk damaging their heating and air conditioning equipment and increasing poor indoor air quality.  Changing your air filters is a basic home maintenance task that only takes a few minutes to complete.

When talking to our customers, below are the most common, and harmful, effects of not changing your air filters regularly:

  1. Increase run time of your A/C System with no to little change in air temperature.  Basically, you’re spending money on energy and not seeing any benefit.
  2. Your HVAC Unit gets clogged with dust and fails.  Airflow is getting blocked therefore causing damage.
  3. It takes longer to hear or cool your home.  As your air filters collect more and more dust, the ability for air to move through the filter decreases.
  4. Indoor air can become stagnant and smell.  When air doesn’t move, dust particles, moisture and odors will build up onto surfaces in your home.
  5. Poor Indoor Air Quality.  Not changing your air filters can cause the indoor air to become worse than the outdoor air.  Side effects of poor air quality include sneezing, watery eyes, or trigger respiratory and asthma related symptoms.

Please consider changing out your air filters every 30 days during the hotter months in Goodyear, AZ.  A lot of homeowners hardly use their heater in the winter, so changing out every 60 days is fine.  Remember, changing filters on a regular basis will save you time and money in the long run.

My Air Conditioner Is Not Cooling, Now What?

If your air conditioner is not cooling, there could be a few simple things to check before calling to schedule an AC repair appointment. Your unit might need a simple cleaning but check out these common problems that can cause your AC to not cool your house.

Air Filters

Are you changing your air filters every 30 days during the hot summer months? Dirty air filters keep air from flowing into your AC unit(s). This also causes your evaporator coil to freeze. Mark your calendar or hang a note on your fridge to change your filters every 30 days.

Outside Condenser

In layman terms, your AC cools your home by transferring the heat to the outside unit. If your outside units are dirty or if there are weeds or debris, they are unable to circulate the heat. Clean the area around your HVAC unit and spray it gently with water.

Thermostat Settings

The best way to cool your house is to set your air conditioner to AUTO, not ON. If your thermostat is set to ON, it will continuously run without cooling your house to its desired temperature. Set it and forget it. Set your thermostat to a temperature that is comfortable for your family and leave it alone.

If your house is still not cooling efficiently, you might have leak or bad condenser. Make sure to contact our team at Efficient Air as soon as possible. We specialize in Air Conditioning Repair and Installation in Goodyear, AZ and our surrounding communities in the West Valley.

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Angies List Super Service Award 2016 HVAC

Efficient Air Awarded Heating & AC Repair Service Award

Efficient Air of Goodyear, AZ is extremely proud of our team of HVAC professionals for receiving the Super Service Award from Angie’s List.  The Super Service Award goes to HVAC service providers who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie’s List.

Check out our reviews and testimonials from communities around Goodyear and Phoenix, AZ.  Find out why Angie’s List and your neighbors consider us to be their go-to heating and air conditioning company.

For questions and service repair appointments, please contact online or call us at (623) 882-8390.

Coil Cleaning

Cleaning Evaporator Coils in Goodyear, AZ

This is a closeup of a recent customer central air conditioner evaporator coils before cleaning. If the evaporator coil is dirty or clogged, it causes the air conditioning unit to work harder than normally, which increases your monthly electricity bill. It is important that you clean the evaporator coil on a routine basis. Keeping your coil clean will help eliminate major repair issues in the future. It does not matter how old your unit is, a proper coil cleaning is always recommended. Check out the before and after photos below!

We also specialize in tune-ups and installations. Give us a call for more information our services or the air conditioning units we have for sale.

 

Call (623) 824-4511 for more information!

Installing New AC Units in the West Valley

When it comes to purchasing and installing a new air conditioning unit, be sure to do your research before hiring a company. Here at Aaahhh Home Services, we have the qualifications and experience to make sure you are getting the best unit for your home. Your satisfaction is our guarantee! Come see why customers keep leaving us 5 star reviews on Google! So what makes our expert AC installation different from every other AC installation place?

AC Installation

  • Clean Installation: when the installation process requires us to come inside your home. We will respect your home and make sure we do not leave a mess throughout your home. We will clean up after ourselves and make sure the work area looks as if we were never there.
  • High-Quality Services: All of our technicians are NATE-certified, meaning they received rigorous training to obtain the most coveted technical certification in the industry. During the installation, we will follow a checklist to make sure nothing is missed and to ensure that everything is working properly. Once the installation is completed we will give you a live tutorial on how to use your new system.
  • Service Membership Club: You will have a chance to join our Service Membership Club for ongoing maintenance on your new AC unit. Your will receive discounts that are not available to other customers and you will never have to pay a service call fee. Call (623) 824-4511 to find out how you can join the club.

We take pride in offering quality services at an affordable rate here in the west valley. We service Goodyear, Buckeye, Sun City, Sun City West, Avondale, Surprise, El Mirage and other areas located in the west valley We’ll be waiting to hear from you and look forward to taking your comfort to the next level.

Time For New Air Filters

With temperatures reaching 100 degrees earlier this week means summer is officially here. This also means that the season for high energy bills has also started. Throughout the summer we will provide different tips on how to keep your energy bill down and on how to maintain quality airflow in your home.

The quickest way to save money each month on your energy bill is to each month is to clean or replace your air filter. Air filters not only keeps the air you breath clean, keeping your filters clean will also help to protect your air conditioner unit from damage. If the air filter is clogged, your AC unit ends up working harder than it needs to, consuming more energy.

WHAT DOES A FILTER DO

An air filter works by removing tiny particles in the air of your home. The air filter is able to trap these particles, as the clean air flows through the air filter. Your air conditioner is designed to maintain a level airflow whenever the AC unit is used. Whenever this airflow is restricted, serious problems with your air conditioner unit can occur. This is why regular cleaning or changing is so important.

WHEN FILTERS ARE DIRTY

Restricted airflow can cause the evaporator coil to freeze up. Ice on the coil will prevent refrigerant from absorbing heat effectively, which means that your air conditioner unit is not running efficiently. This is not only making your energy bill higher, it is also putting stress on the other parts in the AC unit, including the compressor, perhaps the most important component of your AC.

MAINTAIN YOUR FILTER

Most air filters are disposable, but you can also purchase a reusable model. Just be sure to clean it according to manufacturer instructions. When selecting a new air filter, look for a higher MERV rating for more effective filtration, but confirm that the air filter will not limit your airflow. Also be sure that you purchase an air filter that fits your AC unit.

CALL THE EXPERTS

Here at AAAHHH Home Services, we provide high quality service at an affordable rate. Our services include a 21 point inspection for $19.95 or a tune up for $39.95. We have great reviews on Google, Angies List and Yelp. Regular maintenance can prolong the life of your AC unit, saving money in the future.

Contact us online or call (623) 824-4511 for more information now. Mention this blog and we will wave the service call fee!