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    3 Ways Your Air Filters Can Help Make Your Summer Cooler

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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    Indoor air quality ranks up there with comfort when it comes to air conditioning in the summer, but your air filters can actually do much more than you realize. They can keep your home cooler during the summertime, but that's assuming you don't slack on the maintenance! If you keep up with cleaning and changing them when you should, the filters in your HVAC system will keep it running more effectively.

    Clean Air Filters Help You to Avoid Uneven Cooling

    Dirty air filters keep your system from doing its job properly. They restrict the airflow, which can not only force the unit to develop ice inside, but can also reduce its cooling power. Uneven cooling, characterized by different spots that might be too hot or too cold within the house, can result from this. Clean filters keep air flowing freely and without issue, meaning more consistent and predictable cooling.

    Indoor Air Can Get Too Humid Without Maintained Filters

    If air filters get too dirty, they can also have a negative impact on your dehumidifier. This can be an easy mistake to make, particularly if your unit isn’t out in plain view. Still, failing to change filters when needed will result in poorer air quality and more humidity. This means your air conditioner will need to work harder to compensate.

    Good, Clean Filters Keep an Air Conditioning System Performing

    As particles and dirt collect on a filter, there is also a negative impact on the system itself. The air conditioner works harder to push through the blockage, which leads to a higher energy bill as well as a lessened system performance. If left unchecked, this can actually lead to a complete breakdown over time.

    As you seek to maximize your indoor air quality and comfort, don't forget the experts who can lend a hand! Whether you need upgrades, repairs, or new products geared towards air quality, our team at Certified Electric can provide you with whatever you need.