Change Your Air Filters
This is a crazy subject that always gets tons of debate from homeowners every year.
The answer is simple. Your air conditioning system MUST have air to work properly. That means it MUST have enough air going to it. Without that, there is not enough air coming out of it to properly cool your house.
Any change in humidity and cooling requirements translates directly in MORE hours your equipment must run in order to operate. This does not mean operate correctly, or efficiently. I mean OPERATE. A dirty air filter will prevent enough air from passing through the unit to cool your house or office. A situation like this will lead people to think that “it’s cooling, just not keeping up”.
Well, think about it. You are moving air through the system. The system is cooling. But, you are not moving enough air to fill up your house with cool air.
Try turning your faucet outside on all the way after connecting a water hose to it. Now kink the hose 40%….. is there less water coming out of the end? NO! Is it not coming out as fast? YES!
It would take you longer to fill up a 5 gallon bucket with a 40% kinked hose than it would with no kinks. Right? Right. You still get the same amount of water, and the hose and faucet are still working just fine. The ONLY difference is that you have reduced the amount of water that is able to pass through the hose because you have kinked it….
Every 30 days is plenty of time to change your air filters. High Hepa filters should be changed more often. During the spring and summer months, you should change them more often than this. Remember, it won’t take much to reduce the amount of air that passes through your system, and that translates DIRECTLY into the number of hours your equipment must run to “FILL UP” your house with cool air.
We hope that helps….