Are You Using the Best Air Filter for Your Home?

Are You Using the Best Air Filter for Your Home?

Blog 086-tech_ac_unit_coldFall is finally here. As a homeowner, you may be thinking of turning off your air conditioner once the summer ends and leaving it at that. Although you’ll be using your A/C less, you’ll need to do some upkeep to make it run at maximum efficiency and remain problem-free during the colder weather. Here are a few things to do to prepare your A/C for fall.

Remove dirt and debris

After heavily relying on your A/C unit during the summer, chances are debris has accumulated in certain parts of the unit. Make sure you clean your unit to help it operate effectively in the cooler temperatures. Outdoor condenser coils become dirty due to the presence of foliage nearby or a dusty environment. Remove any debris around the coil and trim foliage back at least 0.6 meters (2 feet) to allow sufficient airflow around the condenser.

Replace the filters

Fall is an ideal time to start with new air filters. Replace your dirty filters with new ones to keep your unit running at 100% efficiency. Dirty filters reduce indoor air quality and overall efficiency of your entire air conditioner. They can also cause damage to the heat-absorbing parts of your system, leading to costly repairs. Therefore, replacing your filters also saves you money in the long run.

Cover the unit

Occasionally, cover your unit completely with waterproof material to protect it from falling leaves, water, and dirt.

Schedule an HVAC inspection

An excellent way of preparing for the cooler months is by scheduling an HVAC inspection. During the checkup, an HVAC technician will assess the components of your system. Faulty components will be identified and repaired or replaced, enhancing the overall performance of your A/C unit.

Follow these handy tips to prolong the lifespan of your air conditioner and prevent any inconvenient repairs during fall and winter. For more useful tips, contact us at Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving the central Indiana area for more than 30 years.

 

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  • Mark Appleton
    Posted at 20:51h, 20 October Reply

    Great reminder to replace the filter. A dirty filter just wastes your money, and can actually be dangerous. I’ve heard it can actually increase the chances of a fire!

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