Ask ACKing – Episode 001 Filters – Air Conditioning Filters
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The whole principle of air conditioning has to do with heat transfer. Dust acts like a insulator inhibiting this process which can result in the premature failing of mechanical parts The biggest one being the compressor itself. Which I’m sure a lot of you know how expensive that can be.
Most of these failures can be avoided by simply changing your system filter on a regular basis. The problem here is once you slack off and allow dirt to get past the filter it accumulates on the air conditioning coils inhibiting the heat transfer and starting you down the dark path to premature breakdown. Enter the hero
There are two basic types of filters Fiber glass and pleated the pros and cons being the fiberglass filters are very cheap and last longer But let a lot of the fine dust through. Whereas pleated filters stop a lot more dust but require more changes and are more expensive.
Fiberglass filters are around a dollar apiece and can be changed as little as once every couple of months whereas pleated filters cost around 5 dollars apiece can filter up to 40% more but require monthly changes during the cooling season. Either way a few dollars on filters far out weigh a couple of thousand dollars to replace a condensing unit.
As my mother used to say a filter change today keep the repair bills away
or make sure you don’t leave the house with dirty filters you never know when you may be getting a visit from a cute technician.
This is Vic from AC King next episode will be the importance of an annual tune up. If you would like more tips please visit us at AC King LTD.com. Thank you for your time and attention
Air Conditioning Filters
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