With summer quickly approaching, many of us have already started using our air conditioners. If we haven’t yet, we will be soon. Higher temperatures bring higher utility bills. A very easy way to help keep cooling costs down is to regularly replace or clean your a/c unit’s air filter.
The importance of clean air filters cannot be overstated. Your house needs to be able to breathe in order for the HVAC unit to work efficiently. If the air filter is clogged with dust and other pollutants from your home’s inside air, then your a/c unit is working harder to do its job. Changing your air filter every month is an easy way to keep your unit running the way it’s supposed to. Remembering to replace the air filter, though, can sometimes be a challenge. If you change out the filter when your utility bill comes in the mailbox, that’s an easy way to remember, and it’s more likely to get done.
If you have an electrostatic air filter, then you don’t need to replace it every month; you just need to clean it. Electrostatic air filters create their own electrostatic charge, attracting more particles than traditional, disposable filters, and they are 10 times more efficient than disposable filters. Electrostatic air filters are permanent, washable, and designed with a heavy duty aluminum frame, with two layers of a special polypropylene weave on the front and back, and they contain a unique poly internal lining.
Since these permanent filters clean the air by using static electricity, airborne particles are attracted and held by the static charge until they are released by washing. In order to clean them, simply flush with water in the opposite direction of the air flow arrows, then rinse the other side, drain the excess water, let air dry, and reinstall.
John’s offers a filter service where we bring out a year’s worth of filters so you don’t have to remember to buy them. We also sell electrostatic air filters and can show you how to install and clean them.
Keeping filters clean extends the life of you’re a/c system and helps reduce costs. To find out how John’s can help you with your cooling needs, Just Call John’s.