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United for your comfort since 1987

Make Sure to Check Your Air Filter Before Calling a Fort Myers Air Conditioning Repair Service

This is the first installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Did you know you might spend as much as 90% of your life indoors? If you live in Florida, you’re probably spending even more time inside, enjoying relief from the blistering heat.

But all this time spent indoors means that you can be subjected to several indoor pollutants. If you’re not changing your air filter regularly, then you’re breathing in significant amounts of dust and other impurities.

By forgetting to change your air filter, you’re not only putting your health at risk, you’re also hurting your bank account. Why?…

…Because when your filter is dirty, your air conditioner works harder to keep you cool. The harder it’s working… the higher your electric bill. By replacing your air filter about once a month, you not only reduce the contaminants in your home, you’ll also save money on your energy bill. To check and change your air filter, simply follow these steps:

Locate the filter. The air filter is either in the air holding unit itself or in a return vent.

Turn off the air conditioner. Safety comes first, and you shouldn’t work on an AC unit while it’s running. Also, you want to prevent dust and debris from getting in the unit while it’s open.

Figure out what size your filter needs to be. If you get the wrong size, you’re not fully protected and your unit will be forced to work harder. You should be able to find the filter’s measurements on its side. If you don’t see one, use a measuring tape to determine the exact size of the filter.

Head to the store. Filters are fairly inexpensive, but you’ll want to choose one that best fits the needs of your home. There are some that specialize in collecting cigarette smoke, mold, mites, and many other impuritfies.9 Things to Check AC ipad

Finally, remove the dirty filter and put the new air filter back into the unit. Make sure it’s a snug fit. To ensure that no air leaks around your filter, you might put tape or cloth between the frame and air filter. Close it back up, and turn the air back on. Now you can breathe easy knowing your electric bill is lower & your indoor air quality has improved.

If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality and you’re too busy to maintain your AC system, call us. We’re Cape Coral air conditioning experts and we’ll ensure your system is performing optimally. Want to know more about our services? Call (239) 939-2032 or contact us today!

-Brett

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