“Preventive Maintenance” … What’s in it for me? Part 2

“Preventive Maintenance”… What’s in it for me? Part 2

Happy Friday Everyone!

air filter air conditioning heating charleston sc preventive maintenanceI wanted to remind everyone that if you didn’t check your air filter last week, to please do so now.  I know that this is not a hard task, but it is one that is easily put off.  Since, this is about preventive maintenance for your air conditioner and heater, it is an excellent time to talk about air filters and air quality.

What does that filter do exactly? What does it do for me? Why should I replace it on a regular basis? I am glad that you asked (LOL).

First of all, what does that piece of fiberglass or pleated filter do? Of course you know that it filters debris and contaminants out of the air.  Basically, the air in our homes isn’t exactly the cleanest of air.  There is pet dander, dust, dust mites, pollen, fungi, mold, soot and many other “things” that are in the air.  These are the things that a filter helps to stop from being re-distributed throughout your home.

So, now you have read about how the filter helps your air quality, let’s cover what it does for your equipment. If you don’t replace your air filters on a regular basis and they get clogged, less air will pass through them.  This will cause the airflow to the unit to be below safe limits. Over time, because the unit has been “starved” of air, it will cause a premature failure of your equipment.  So, “what is in it for you?,” you ask.  You can prevent expensive repairs and prolong the life of your equipment.

Just so you have an idea, a new unit can cost between $4,500 and $12,000n (depending on the unit and scope of work).

Well, I would like to wish everyone a great weekend.  If you need to schedule your preventive maintenance, please give us a call.

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