Don’t Start Your A/C Before You Do This!

spring-flowersWas that the sun? Oh boy!

The chill of winter and early spring is finally starting to let up a little bit and giving way to sunshine and warmer days. This is great for days spent throwing the frisbee in the backyard or taking a nice family walk while still maintaining a safe distance from others.

With all that said, it isn’t a big leap to guess that you are spending a lot more time at home even while the weather is getting nicer. Whether you are staying home to stay safe, or just trying to avoid the next heatwave, you are going to be relying on your air conditioning system in Aurora, OR to keep you comfortable in the coming weeks and months.

You need your air conditioner to be ready to hit the ground running, so make sure you don’t forget to take this crucial step to help prepare your system.

Change Your Air Filter Before You Use Your Air Conditioner

One of the best things that you can do to ensure your A/C system is going to be ready for the summer season is to provide it with a clean air filter.

Let’s take a moment to delve into this subject a bit more because we know that saying “change your filter” isn’t going to be much help if you aren’t sure what we are talking about or how you are supposed to accomplish this task. We have a few frequently asked questions listed below that we hope will clarify what we are talking about.

What does the filter do?

The air filter that we are discussing today is actually a part of your return air duct or the part of your system that pulls air in from your home to be cooled. The filter’s main job is to protect the inner workings of your air conditioner from dust and debris.

Should I clean it or replace it?

The best option for what to do with a dirty air filter depends on what type of air filter you have. If you have a disposable one, you will want to purchase a filter of the same strength and size to replace the old one. On the other hand, if you have a reusable filter you will want to follow that filter’s instructions for properly cleaning it off before placing it back in your system.

Why do I need to check the filter?

The state that your filter is in will impact the operation of your A/C. For example, a clean filter of the correct strength will allow good airflow and protect your system from airborne debris; in contrast, a clutter filter can reduce airflow or allow dust to get into your system, causing a whole host of problems

Changning out or cleaning your filter might¬†seem like a small job, but it can have a big impact on your comfort. Make sure to check your filter every few months! If you aren’t comfortable doing this, don’t hesitate to have a professional come by to help.

Reach out to The Clean Air Act today to make sure your A/C is ready to keep you cool. Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there! 

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