There is one thing that can have a huge impact on your summer energy efficiency.
Can something as simple as changing the air filter on your air conditioning system really increase its energy efficiency? You bet! And better efficiency means you save money on your utility bills. Here’s why:
You Need Proper Airflow
Imagine trying to run water down a clogged drain. That’s what it’s like to push cooled air through a dirty air filter. It can get through, but the HVAC system has to work a lot harder to get enough air through to get your house cool and to the temperature you set on your thermostat.
When your AC has to work harder, it uses more energy. When it uses more energy, it’s going to hit you in the wallet because more energy use means higher utility bills. Changing your filter every three months can help keep your system running without that extra effort.
Dirty Filters Lead to Other Problems
When your air filter gets dirty it can cause other problems within your air conditioning system. If the air flow is compromised it can cause the coils to freeze which can either cause your system to work overtime to get your house cool or can actually cause your AC to shut down.
The simple task of changing your air filter regularly can prevent other system issues that can result in higher monthly energy bills or even costly repairs. Everyone wants to save money, especially when it comes to keeping your home cool in the heat of summer. Something as simple as changing the air filter on your HVAC system can help.