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Have You Changed Your Air Filter? The Reasons Why it’s Time!

It's incredible to think that something so simple as changing your filter can have a tremendous impact on your life.

But it can.

Whether it's to keep your breathing air clean or to protect your AC system, changing your air filter could make all the difference in the world. But, because it's such a simple task to perform, many homeowners from Raleigh to the Outer Banks put it on the back burner, or just completely forget.

Here's why forgetting to change your air filter is one of the last things you should do.

How can you help alleviate the effects of allergies?

Allergy season in Raleigh and the Outer Banks can wreak havoc on many folks. Have you noticed folks in your home are currently sneezing and coughing a bit more frequently than usual? This may be because of allergens in the North Carolina air that have made their way into your home.

One of the quickest ways to ease allergies in your home is to simply change your air filter. By changing your air filter monthly, you can ensure that the air inside your home is clean and properly filtered.

But that's not the only reason the team here at Comfort First recommends you change your air filters regularly.

Keep your AC safe and strong by changing your air filters

Neglecting to change your air filter can force your system to work harder in order to keep your home cool. By not changing your filter, you're allowing dust and debris to clog the filter, which will likely stop air from flowing through.

This lack of airflow will almost certainly decrease energy efficiency, as your fan will have to run longer.

Because of this added exertion, there'll likely be an increased wear and tear on your system which will eventually lead to costly breakdowns.

Our advice is simple: change your air filters several times each year. If you have pets, you'll almost certainly want to change your filters monthly, and certainly before spring.

Protect your AC even further by cleaning your coils

We also suggest that you clean the coils found attached to the outside unit of your system. These coils release heat as it dissipates from refrigerant condensing in the coils.

When coils are dirty, heat can't be released into the air, which makes it difficult for your AC to cool your home.

Make sure your AC is properly cleaned and maintained with scheduled professional AC maintenance in Raleigh and the Outer Banks

The two maintenance tips outlined above can be performed on your own, although we recommend you not clean your coils on your own.

Regardless, the best way to ensure your AC is running optimally and can handle the spring and summer seasons here in N.C. is to schedule a professional maintenance service with the team here at Comfort First.

During our maintenance and inspection visits, we'll clean or replace all filters, clean and inspect coils, test voltage/amp draw, lubricate all moving parts, tighten electrical connections and more.

Our certified technicians will be able to tell you if your AC is in danger of needing future repairs, or replacement, so that you can be prepared both financially and logistically.

Want your AC to run at its very best? Are you looking to keep your family and home comfortably cool all spring and summer long? Then contact our team today to learn more about our cost-savings maintenance program.

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