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How Changing Your Air Filter Regularly Benefits You

All air conditioning systems require routine, professional maintenance if they are to function at peak performance and efficiency levels. When it comes to AC maintenance, homeowners themselves have a relatively hands-off role to play, leaving the majority of the work to trained technicians. Changing one’s air filter as per manufacturer recommendation, though, is a major exception to this rule. By changing your air filter regularly, you can benefit yourself and your air conditioning system in Dover, MA greatly. Below you’ll find a brief discussion of some of these benefits. To learn more about your air filter and how to replace it, or to schedule any other home cooling services that you may require, contact FB Electrical Services Inc. today.

  • Reduced Cooling Costs: If you were to blow through a straw, then blow through one that is partially clogged, it would be pretty obvious which is easier to pass air through. The same principle applies to your air conditioner and the condition of its air filter. If your system must work harder to force air through the air filter when attempting to cool your home, then it is going to use up more energy in doing so. The result? Increased cooling costs.
  • Improved Indoor Air Quality: Contrary to what some may believe, the main purpose of the basic air filter in an HVAC system is not to cleanse the air throughout the house. Rather, this air filter serves to protect the system itself from the buildup of pollutants. That being said, a heavy buildup of pollutants on your air filter may cause air to bypass it entirely, along with pollutants which can then be distributed throughout the house.
  • System Protection: As stated above, your air filter works to protect the condition and operational quality of your HVAC system. If your air filter is too dirty, it can place too much strain on the system. Pollutants may also build up on necessary components, leading ot issues such as icy coils, which negatively impact operational quality and put the system at risk of damage. Give us a call for more information.

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