With the extremely hot summers experienced almost nationwide the past few years, air conditioning has been required by virtually anyone and everyone who wants to be comfortable during those months. Ensuring the system is working correctly can extend its life and prevent constant repairs. Often what people may fear is a costly repair is nothing more than a system in need of an AC filter replacement.
Here at Obie Comfort Solutions we provide professional AC filter replacement to residents of Framingham, MA and several surrounding communities. Want to see what other homeowners have said about us? Visit our page.
Why would you need professional filter replacement services?
Of all the services that you AC system may need, replacing the filters is probably the easiest, quickest and least expensive service. Yet, many homeowners fail to do this on a regular basis or don’t do it until the AC unit isn’t working as it should. Many people buy the AC filters and replace them themselves. There are some situations when it’s necessary to have professionals replace the filters.
Although we like to think of ourselves as expert DIY-ers, the unfortunate truth is that many of us are not, and attempting to fix problems without the know-how can actually damage the system more and create bigger problems. The best way to ensure a job will be done the best way possible is by investing in a professional air conditioning maintenance service with guaranteed results. We at Obie Comfort Solutions understand that you may not understand the mechanics of AC units or just don’t have the time and will be happy to provide you with professional filter replacements to you at your convenience.
While some AC units are pretty straight forward, others may be more complex and have the filters in the AC vents. With our professionals you’re getting more than just the manual labor. You’re getting professional grade equipment guaranteed to help our technician work faster and more efficiently so that the job gets done on time and correctly.
What are the benefits of investing in this service?
One of the most important benefits of replacing your AC filter regularly is to ensure the system is operating as efficiently as possible. Dirty or clogged filters can cause pollutants in the air and will also result in higher energy bills. Replacing your AC filters regularly can also prevent other things from breaking down and causing high repair bills. It also will add to the lifespan of your AC system.
How often should replacements be made?
The frequency in which your filters should be replaced depends on the unit and how much the AC system is being used.
- If it’s a cooler summer and you utilize your windows, your AC is not going to be used as often. Therefore, the filters won’t need to be replaced as often, possibly every 2-3 months.
- In a hot summer where you’ll be using the AC almost constantly, the filters will need to be replaced at least once a month.
If you look at the specifications for your AC unit, it will tell you not only what kind of AC filters you should use but also how often they should be replaced.
What if you neglect to replace the filter?
When filters are not replaced regularly, the air that’s being distributed throughout the home may be unclean, unhealthy and may result in allergies. Dirty filters also affect the efficiency of the entire unit, which can result in insufficient airflow and higher energy costs. Lastly, as mentioned above, neglecting to replace your filter can cause bigger problems that will equal bigger bills. If in doubt, give us a call today!