Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your air conditioner running efficiently and reliably every year – but beyond a once-a-year check-up, one of the best ways to keep your central A/C running at peak efficiency is also the simplest: check your air filter once a month, and change (or clean) it when it’s dirty.
Here’s why: when an air filter clogs, it makes your air conditioner’s condenser (the outdoor unit of your central air unit) overwork to cool your home. Over time, that overwork can cause problems that include:
Air filters are inexpensive and take seconds to check and replace – so they’re a no-brainer investment of time and money for your home cooling system.
Have you changed your filters recently?
Want another way to save on your monthly energy bills? Replace your old A/C with a whisper-quiet, high-efficiency model and you can save 40 percent or more every month!