Since the sun shines almost 85% of the year in our state, local residents just can’t help but love their Phoenix air conditioners. That’s why they trust Chas Roberts – to keep their Phoenix air conditioning units maintained and efficient year-round.
But in between maintenance visits from a Chas Roberts Phoenix air conditioning specialist, there are simple steps you can take to ensure your unit functions properly. To preserve your unit’s functionality, keep AC filters as clean as possible. Central air filters are often located somewhere in walls, ceilings, furnace, or in the air conditioner itself. Room AC unit filters are attached to the grill which faces into the room.
Cleaning or replacing filters is well worth it, as ignoring the problem may have serious consequences for your family’s health. An unclean filter can release debris, spores, dust and bacteria into your home’s atmosphere. These particles have been known to trigger or worsen a host of health problems like asthma and allergies. What’s more, according to the United States Department of Energy, clogged and dirty filters obstruct normal airflow throughout your home, decreasing your unit’s efficiency. In fact, Phoenix air conditioners with badly clogged filters can consume up to 15% more energy than those with properly maintained filters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If filters are not properly cared for, dust and debris can enter the unit’s coils, aggravating the system until the entire unit must be replaced.
Depending on the type of air conditioning unit in your home, the filter may be reusable. Other models must be replaced routinely, or your air conditioner may become inefficient (or inoperable, in some cases). After a lengthy Arizona summer in which air conditioners tend to run at capacity, all homeowners should inspect the quality of their filters. Throughout the winter, too, filters should be cleaned or replaced. Energy Star recommends inspecting, cleaning, or replacing filters once a month, even in the winter.
For an expert’s opinion on the state of your filters, call your trusted Chas Roberts representative today. We’ll be happy to keep you informed on money-saving deals to keep your home happy, healthy, and temperate! Schedule an appointment online or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.