Your air conditioning unit needs proper care and attention in order to last for a long time. For instance, the unit’s filters, coils and fins have to be cleaned regularly and replaced if they are damaged beyond use. If you fail to perform regular maintenance on your A/C, this will translate into high energy costs and a sure decline in the unit’s general performance.
Repairing or replacing your filters is part of the maintenance routine for this important system. Dirty filters can block the airflow, causing the device to function abnormally. The thing is, dirt can get to the evaporator coil, which can impair the unit’s capacity to absorb heat. A clogged filter may need replacement, which can result in a decrease of almost 15% of your unit’s energy consumption.
Not all filters must be replaced, some can be re-used. There are many types of filters available. They should be replaced every month or every two months, in general. At any rate, these filters may need special attention in case you are constantly using your air conditioning unit, if you have furry pets and the space tends to get dusty due to special conditions. The evaporator coil needs to be checked at least once a year by a Denver HVAC professional to keep it running smoothly.