Energy Saving Tip of the Week: Change Your A/C Filter Regularly!

Real Estate Agent with Just Jersey Real

Replacing old air-conditioning filters is an expense that pays for itself in cooling dollars. A dirty air-conditioning filter restricts air flow and lowers the efficiency of your cooling unit as much as 15% causing it to work harder and use more energy. Especially during hot summer months A/C filters should be replaced at least once every three months and as often as once a month in dusty environments. Clean filters will prevent dust and dirt build-up in the system which may lead to system failure and high maintenance costs.

Another advantage of clean air filters is to reduce the amount of allergens in the air that we breathe thus improving air quality in our home. If your room air-conditioner has a washable filter that looks like sponge rubber wash it with a mixture of mild detergent and water, rinse well, and air-dry it completely before re-installing it.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact:
Green Domain 
3470 Route 22 West
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone 908.534.6464

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Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Hi Camille,

Thanks for the great tip... I liked it so much I re-blogged it! Hope you don't mind.

Sep 02, 2010 03:07 AM