It’s that time again! Check your ac/heater filters.

don't forget to change your filtersIt’s that time again! Please be sure to check your ac/heater filters.

As I have gotten older, it seems like time is going by faster and faster.  Here we are at the end of January… 2015. Things have definitely changed over the past 45 years. Unfortunately, one thing that hasn’t changed, yet, is that we still have to manually check and change the air filters in our air conditioning and heating systems. Right now, it seems like there will never be a way around that, but who knows what the future may hold.


“Please check your air filters” – Mingus

Since the weekend is here, please take a moment and check your air filters.  If they are dirty, they need to be changed.  “Why?”, you ask.  Your air conditioning and heating filters need to be changed when they are dirty so that your unit can breathe in relatively clean air. If not, when the air passes through the evaporator coil, it will begin to leave traces of dust, pollen, and debris. Over time, this will build up and clog the evaporator coil. That means minimal air will pass through. Your system is not going to cool or heat as well as it used to AND it could cause a motor to burn out.

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This is Raisin. I couldn’t post one of our pugs without posting the other. Fair is fair.



Filters are not that expensive, and they can help prevent some MAJOR repairs from having to be made. I know that it seems like such a menial task, but it is extremely important to the life of your air conditioning and heating system. As Mingus, our 14 year old pug, would say, “Please check your air filters”.

After you check and possibly change your air filters, just kick back and relax. The weekend is here and you deserve a break!


Put dates on your filter to get an idea of how often you need to change them.

I hope everyone has a warm, relaxing weekend.