dirt on the filter

Dirty air conditioning filters

Filtration issues

This is the time of year we get called out to customers homes that have forgotten about their filter. We know how it is! Life is busy and the HVAC system has been doing well so it is not on the mind. Thing is, every time the filter is dirty you pay more on the electric bill and the longevity of the air conditioning condenser drops as well. Once it gets too dirty it freezes the system. If this has happened to you and you are reading this we can help...without a service call. Take the dirty filter out and put in a new one. Go to the thermostat and turn it to off, except for the fan switch, turn it from "Auto" to on. Let that run for a few hours then try cooling again, you should be good to go. If not something else is wrong, call us! Lastly, download our filter reminder app so that your smart phone reminds you to change your filter.

HVAC filtration

HVAC Filters

The filters shown here are pretty typical of the ones people buy and put in. If you look at the one in front you probably think it's cheap and it won't work as good as the others. In a filtration way, you would be correct! The problem is all of the others restrict the air flow too much. That's right, the one in front is the most efficient filter in this picture. The others will certainly filter out more stuff but they also restrict the air to the point you are paying more on your electric bill. You need to change them out more often as well. So save your money and just purchase and install the cheap ones. The most important thing is to change them. We go to homes to service more units because of the filter then any other reason. We have a phone app that doesn't take up any memory at all and it will remind you to change your filter. Try it today! Download it