An air conditioner is an essential component that heats your home in cold seasons and cools it in the hot season. For the unit to serve you well, each component needs to be functional. Unfortunately, some units become inefficient due to various problems with air filters. Here are signs that you need to change your filters.
You Forgot the Last Time You Changed
Filters have a short lifespan of three months or less. They become inefficient when dust accumulates, making the unit not produce suitable heating or cooling needs. If you do not remember the last time you changed your filters, you need to change them immediately. They might have surpassed their lifespan.
An Increase in Energy Bills
The amount of energy bills you pay depends on how you use your heating and cooling equipment. However, sometimes, when you start getting higher energy bills, then it could mean that your filters are not efficient. Replacing the filters restores the unit to its normal functions, thus decreasing energy bills.
Hot Air Conditioner
If your unit starts heating up often, you will need to check and replace the filters. When the filters get clogged with dirt and dust, they produce warm air, which causes the air conditioner to work harder to reach your temperature settings.
If this continues, the unit starts heating up, and it will continue until you replace the filters. If you leave it unattended, it can cause more harm to the unit, leading to frequent and costly repairs.
Not Cooling Your Home
One clear sign that your AC filter needs a replacement is when the unit becomes too hot. If the filter is dirty, you may even feel warm air coming out of the back of the unit. A clogged filter forces the air conditioner to work harder to keep the house cool. This will lead to more frequent AC repairs and, ultimately, shorten the lifespan of the unit. Lessen the load by simply changing the AC filter regularly.
Schedule AC Maintenance
Working with an experienced AC contractor through effective repair and maintenance schedules will keep your air conditioner functional no matter the season. If your air conditioner isn’t working effectively, contact us today to inspect the unit and advise you on what to do.