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When it comes to maintaining your air conditioner, one of the most important steps to take is to replace the AC filter. Because the filter isn’t visible, it can be easy to forget to replace it every few months. The following are a few important reasons to make changing the filter throughout the year a priority.

1. Reduce Your Energy Usage

Everyone enjoys saving money on their energy bills each month. This should be enough motivation to replace the AC filter. Filters are prone to becoming dirty quickly because they’re designed to collect dirt, dust, and allergens that circulate in the building when the HVAC system is in use. Dirty air filters cause the air conditioner to work harder than necessary to operate due to a lack of airflow. This is why it’s essential to stick to a schedule of swapping out the AC filters consistently. This ensures that less energy is used as the appliance is operating to cool the building.

2. Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

If you have a dirty air filter that hasn’t been replaced in several months then it will begin to affect the air quality in your home. New air filters will prevent pollen, dander, foul odors, and dust from recirculating back into the air when the AC is running. New filters can reduce allergy symptoms and also prevent respiratory issues from developing over time.

3. Boost the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioner

One of the main factors that influence the lifespan of an air conditioner is how well it’s maintained over the years. You can extend the lifespan of the appliance by changing out the air filter consistently, which can prevent the parts from working harder than necessary as it’s in use.

Give us a call today if you want to learn more about why it’s essential to change your AC filter throughout the year. We offer assistance for heating and cooling system sales, installation, repair, and maintenance, as well as plumbing and water heater sales, service, and installation. Call Sun City Mechanical in Sun City, AZ, today for more information.