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!