It’s been a warm summer, and that means you probably have been running your home’s air conditioner quite a bit. If it isn’t cooling your home as well as you’d like, the best first step is also the easiest step: check your unit’s filter. Many people wonder, “Can a dirty air filter cause my AC not to cool?” The simple answer is “yes.” A dirty filter can create several problems that can hinder your unit’s effectiveness. Not to mention, a dirty filter can also lead to premature failure of your system. Experts like those at Degree Heating & Cooling recommend changing your filter monthly for best results.
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As a result of the buildup, a dirty filter will also cause poor cold airflow in your air conditioning system. That cold air will be trapped inside your air conditioner, causing ice to form on its coils. Once that happens, your air conditioner will freeze up and become inoperable. Before your system freezes up completely, however, there will be a few telltale signs you should look out for. Uneven cooling throughout your home is one of them. If you notice some rooms are more difficult to cool than others, while others constantly feel cold, you’ll want to check your AC filter first.
One of the most obvious signs of a blocked, dirty furnace filter is air conditioning system inefficiency. Clogged filters force your system to use more energy to cool your home driving up your energy bill. When a dirty filter constantly forces your AC system to work overtime, it causes significant wear and tear on your unit. Ultimately, this can lead to system failure long before the typical life of an AC unit. You’ll also be decreasing the energy efficiency of the unit by not having your filters changed or cleaned regularly.
Of course, some people don’t change their filters because they’re not sure where the filter is located, or they’re unsure of how to actually change it. Our expert technicians will be able to show you how to locate your filter on your unit, where to find the size, and how to change it out. Or, we’re happy to come change your AC filter for you whenever you need it done.
Degree Heating & Cooling will provide customer satisfaction while improving your comfort. If you need AC maintenance, including air filter cleaning or replacement, count on us to meet your needs.
Simply give us a call at (860) 633-6122, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.
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Degree Heating & Cooling review scores as of 6/14/23
"Prices, Professionalism, Expertise and Customer Service are the Best I've Seen Around"
I wouldn't even consider using another company. As a home owner, I've been doing business with them since I moved to CT 8 years ago. Their prices, professionalism, expertise and customer service are the best I've seen around. Mr. John Arcari has helped us with every heating or cooling issue we've had with this house. I strongly recommend them!
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Why Choose Degree Heating and Cooling?
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As a full-service air conditioning contractor, Degree Heating & Cooling is pleased to offer these additional cooling services in Glastonbury, CT:
- Air Conditioning Repair
- Air Conditioning Maintenance
- Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement
- Ductless and Mini-Split Air Conditioning
Degree Heating & Cooling wants to provide exceptional service and improve your comfort. When you need service in your Glastonbury, CT home, you can trust us to meet your needs. Call us at (860) 633-6122, and one of our friendly associates will be happy to assist you.