When Was the Last Time You Checked Your A/C Filter

Posted: August 1, 2018

Dusty air conditioner filter

A well maintained central air conditioner can last 15 years or so, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Good news, right? Even better news is that one of the best ways to maintain your central air conditioning system is also the easiest: check your air filter once a month during the cooling season, and change or clean it (depending on the model) when it’s dirty.

But ask yourself (and answer honestly…we won’t judge): have you checked your filter since summer began? If you haven’t, it’s a good idea to stop reading and do it now – we’ll find out why in a minute.

Why changing your air conditioning filter matters

A blocked air filter makes your cooling system overwork to do its job; that overwork can cause some serious problems for you now and in the future, including:

Changing your air conditioning filter

Changing an air filter is easy to do – just look to your owner’s manual for instructions (if you’re having a problem, let us know – we can help).

Keep in mind that our technicians replace your air conditioner air filters (and perform many other critical maintenance tasks and tests) as part of the tune-up that’s included in Oehlert Bros.’ Premium Cooling coverage. If you haven’t had your 2018 cooling system tune-up yet, do it soon – before you have that perfectly timed mid-summer A/C breakdown.

Take care of your home cooling system now to prevent problems tomorrow. Change your filters – or Contact us to sign up for Cooling Premium Coverage from Oehlert Brothers – today.