Don’t Wait Until the Hottest Day of the Year to Tune-Up Your Air Conditioner
Central air conditioning systems should be serviced annually to remove dirt, change filters, check the level of refrigerant, and do many other maintenance checks. The typical central air conditioning system lasts 12 to 15 years, but regular maintenance can add three to four years to its life, states the Wall Street Journal. “It’s like changing the oil in your car or getting your teeth cleaned.”
Why are we talking about Air Conditioning systems when it’s 45°F outside?
It’s cold outside, we know that. In fact, Sunday 4/14/2013 was the first day in history that the Twins had to postpone their game against the Mets, due to inclement weather. Besides the temperature, the reality is that there are only 100 days left until the hottest days of the year, and we don’t want you to wait until then to give your A/C a Tune-Up!
As soon as the temperature rises, we advise you to service your central air system to avoid repairs when it’s the hottest and prices are at their highest in the season. By calling Standard Heating as soon as it gets warmer, you will avoid any wait around at all. Being proactive pays off when you call Standard Heating & Air Conditioning and the largest crew of NATE-certified technicians in the Twin Cities. We are confident we can serve you best!
What happens to the warranty if I don’t service my A/C? By not maintaining your equipment regularly, you run the risk of losing the manufacturer’s warranty.
How often should I change the furnace filter?
For decades, the heating industry recommended changing furnace filters monthly. At the time, the filters were generally inch-thick fiberglass pads. Today, there are other options. The Health House program recommends high-efficiency pleated filters with a built-in electrostatic charge. In laboratory tests, these filters remove up to 90 percent of mold spores and pet dander, which are in the range of 3 to 10 microns. (A human hair, by comparison, is about 70 microns in diameter). The electrostatic charge works like a magnet to grab even smaller particles, such as bacteria, the particles that carry viruses, and the soot in smoke and smog. These particles, under 3 microns, lodge deep in the lungs and cause the most health problems. Manufacturers typically recommend that the high-efficiency filters be changed every three months. The Health House program adds a suggestion to look at the filters monthly. However, if you have pets, or if someone in your house smokes, you should change the filter more often.” (Source: Washington Post)
Watch the demonstration of Dynamic filters removing smoke particlesYou can read more on Dynamics filters or watch the complete video here.
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