Has the inside of your home gotten warmer and warmer over the summer months? If so, it may be because your air filter is killing your air conditioner especially if you haven’t changed its air filter within the last 60-90 days.
A Dirty Air Filter Can Lead to Increased Energy Costs
As a homeowner or renter, we know that life is busy but did you know that a dirty air filter can also lead to increased energy costs?
That’s right. If you’ve noticed that you’re paying between $40 to $60 more per month than you were at the start of summer it could be because of your air conditioner's dirty air filter.
A dirty air filter is similar to someone giving you a wool sweater and asking you to breathe through it. That would be impossible. The same can be said about your air conditioner and even though it’s still functioning there is a real possibility that your A/C may stop functioning and require extensive repairs or replacement.
How Often Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner Air Filter?
Ideally, if you use your air conditioner every day you should be replacing your air filter every 30 days.
If you use your air conditioner sporadically during the summer months you may be able to get by replacing the filter every 90 days.
What Type of Air Filter Do You Need?
Thankfully, in today’s world, you can easily go to your neighborhood Walmart and buy a filter for your air conditioner for under $10 dollars.
To find out what type of filter that you need it’s best to take out your old filter and write down the number on the filter just so you will know the type of filter that you need when you go to purchase a new filter.