Green Energy Tips

Going green is a very important step that everyone will need to take if we are to save the planet we live on. While I don't want to sound like an old hippy, this is a fact. The impact of human activity on this planet is too much and it is everyone's responsibility to do something about it. This blog will contain all of my green energy tips along with some advice on ways you can modify your home and reduce your carbon footprint. I do not work in the green energy industry, but I have spent many hours talking with experts and carrying out my own research online.

Are You Missing One of the Most Important Parts of Air Conditioning Maintenance? Here's What You Should Know About Air Filters!

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Most air conditioning units have filters, but they're often an ignored part of air conditioning maintenance. It's quite common for people to pop an air filter in and then forget about it—at least until the air conditioning unit malfunctions. Whilst an air conditioning filter might not seem that crucial, it's actually one of the most important components of air conditioning maintenance. Here's what you need to know about air conditioning filters. 

How Often Should You Change the Filter?

The frequency of filter changes depends on the type of filter and on the air filter manufacturer's recommendations. Disposable air filters should generally be changed around every three months, although homes with pets might need to change the air filters more often. In some cases, washable filters only need to be changed every few years—however, they'll need to be cleaned on a regular basis. 

What Happens When a Filter Gets Clogged?

When an air filter isn't either cleaned (in the case of washable filters) or replaced (in the case of disposable filters) for a long period of time, it will inevitably become clogged. The degree of clogging has a direct impact on how the air is delivered into the home. 

Higher energy bills: When dirt accumulates on the air filter, the air conditioning system has to expend extra effort to push cool air through that dirt. All of this additional effort means a higher energy bill for you—in fact, replacing a clogged air filter with a new one can lower your energy costs by 5 to 15 percent.

Wear and tear: Another potential effect of a clogged air filter is extra wear and tear on your air conditioning unit's components. Since the machinery has to work so hard to cool the home whilst the air conditioning filter is clogged, it has a tendency to wear out much more quickly than it otherwise would. 

Evaporator coil failure: if the air filter becomes so filled with dirt that there's no area left for dirt to attach to, the dirt starts moving inwards. Soon, the dirt accumulates on the evaporator coil—which can cause total system failure, as the evaporator coil is the most critical component of the whole air conditioning unit. 

Want to avoid air conditioning disaster? Have your air conditioning unit maintained on a regular basis, and don't forget to change your filters according to schedule. Contact your air conditioning maintenance provider to have your air conditioning unit checked today!


14 December 2017