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Corinth, TX Air Conditioner Maintenance: The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

When you live in Texas, you need to be able to rely on the consistent, efficient performance of your air conditioning system. Summers are simply too hot to take any chances with your AC. That is why routine, professional Corinth, TX air conditioning maintenance service is so vital. In addition to schedule routine maintenance with a qualified professional, though, there are a few steps that you can take in order to boost the efficiency and maintain the reliability of your air conditioning system. Here is some information from PRK Services, Inc. about why it is so important to change the air filter in your air conditioner.

While air filters are often incorporated into indoor air quality systems in order to help you breathe clean, pure air in your home, this is not really the purpose of the air filter in your home cooling system. Rather, this air filter is intended to protect the inner components of your AC from problems that the accumulation of dirt and debris can lead to. The efficiency with which an air filter operates is measured with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value). The higher the MERV rating, the more efficient the filtration process. The MERV of this type of air filter is rather low, in part due to the fact that too much airflow resistance can hinder the operation of your air conditioning system.

Even with the right filter, airflow resistance can be a problem. If you do not change your filter regularly, the buildup of pollutants on the air filter can cause excessive resistance that your AC will have to work harder to overcome. This puts unnecessary strain on your air conditioning system, and over time the additional wear and tear it incurs can lead to damages. It will also make your air conditioner work less efficiently, costing you more money for a weaker performance.

To learn more about the importance of changing your air filter, or for tips on how to do so, call PRK Services, Inc. We can answer any questions you may have. Take the proper steps to maintain the condition and efficiency of your air conditioning system.

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