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Get the Most Out of Your Residential Air Conditioning: Use the Correct Air Filter

The air conditioning system in most homes is often forgotten until something goes wrong and no treated air is available. In fact, the AC system is a very complex piece of equipment, containing electronic, electrical and mechanical parts. It represents a significant investment, and you need it to work as efficiently as possible. One of the best ways to do this for a non technician is to use the correct air filter. Let’s look at why this is so important and why you need to keep it clean.

The Air Filter Basics:

Experts recommend that the air filter in your air conditioning system is replaced every two or three months. Most people think that this is necessary to keep the air clean and this is partially true. Actually, the primary purpose of the air filter is to prevent damage to your air conditioner components. The correct air filter is essential, but the wrong air filter is next to useless, and it could actually cause more harm than good.

How Does the Air Filter Protect Your AC System?

The air filter is an effective way to reduce the quantity of allergens in your home, but this is not its primary function. If the air filters were not present, the indoor blower fan would suck up larger particles of debris and dirt in the incoming air. These particulates will go into the components of your AC system and could cause damage over time. If your air filter has not be changed for a while, take a look at it, and you will see all the debris that has built up over time. Without the air filter, all that dirt would be in your complex components and systems.

The air conditioner also needs sufficient airflow to do its job, and this is why the air filter has to be clean. A dirty filter will impede the movement of airflow, and the system will be less effective and efficient. If the incorrect air filter is used, the air will flow around it or through any gaps, rendering it useless. The correct filter should always be fitted, the details will be in your AC system manual, and some filters can be removed and carefully washed.

If they are looking for residential air conditioning, Perth homeowners should contact us here at Gas&Air. We are your local experts on all kinds of residential air conditioning system. We can install, service and repair a wide variety of heating and cooling equipment. We pride ourselves on providing a professional service at an affordable price. Our team is standing by to discuss your needs in greater detail, and they would be happy to answer any further queries that you may have.

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