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Don't turn on your AC unit until you do this one thing!

Why changing your air filter is essential to your AC unit


Cedar Falls AC MaintenanceThe heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit, or HVAC, in your home is a very important piece of equipment. This means that it needs to be taking care of properly on a regular basis. Proper maintenance of your air conditioner should be performed on a regular basis to ensure optimal performance of the system. This means consistently replacing the air filter in a timely manner. Not doing so can cause some significant problems with the air conditioning unit.

Not changing the air filter in your home in a timely manner can lead to a build up of dirt, dust and other types of debris. This stuff can float through the ventilation system in your home and can cause problems with you or your family’s respiratory system. Changing the air filter in your home in a timely manner will ensure that the air filter stays clean and free of debris. This will lead to cleaner and more breathable air in your home.

Cedar Falls Air Filter ReplacementChanging the air filter in your home in a timely manner can also save you money on your monthly energy costs. This is because a clogged air filter does not allow air to flow through it as easily as if it were clean. This means that the air conditioner has to work harder in order to produce the same kind of results. Changing the filter will allow the air to flow much more easily because there will not be any type of debris or dirt obstructing the air flow. This should in turn lead to a decrease in your monthly energy expenses.

Cooler air during the summer months and warmer air during the winter months is another reason you should change your air filter in a timely manner. Due to weaker air flow from a clogged filter, the air cannot flow as easily as it could if the air filter were clean. This means that the air during the cooler months will feel much warmer and the air during the warmer months will seem much more cooler. This is why it is important to change your air filter in a timely manner.

Do you need to change the air filter in your AC unit? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 and get started today!

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