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Spring Reminder: Change the Air Filter and Get the AC Ready

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

AC-filter-air-filtrationAs allergy season approaches, you might notice that the people in your household are sneezing and coughing a little more. Changing the air filter may help to alleviate allergy symptoms, which is part of why we recommend doing so each month or so. But did you know that this serves a different purpose when it comes to the state of your air conditioning system?

Changing the filter can actually help air flow through your air conditioner with ease and prevent sudden system failure. But that’s not the only step to take to prepare your air conditioner for spring. Read on to learn the importance of changing the air filter and what else you should do to get your AC ready for spring.

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Indoor Allergies Require a Good Air Filter

Monday, October 26th, 2015

One of the benefits of the cooler fall air is that we experience the first frost. While many people may not be happy about this, allergy sufferers tend to rejoice. Why? The first frost kills off the flora and fauna that make fall allergies so challenging, reducing allergy symptoms. However, just because the cool air is here, and cold air is to follow, doesn’t mean you are out of the woods if one of your allergens is dust or pet hair. These kinds of allergies will affect you all the time, and if you have a forced air heating system, you’ll be trapped with these contaminants all winter long – unless you have a good air filter to capture them.

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Allergies Bothering You? Try Upgrading Your Air Filter

Monday, August 24th, 2015

‘Tis the season of ragweed and other potent allergens, and if your eyes and nose have been feeling these microscopic organisms, it may be time to consider upgrading your air conditioner’s air filter. Why? The air filter that comes with your AC, known as the standard air filter, is not made to screen out small particles like allergens; as such, your standard air filter does almost nothing to remove these pesky little particles. However, the indoor air quality experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling can help with your allergies by working with you to upgrade your air filter to one that is effective at removing these allergens.

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West Chester, OH Air Conditioning Tip: Change Your Filter

Monday, August 5th, 2013

The filter in your air conditioning unit helps keep the system free of dust and debris. The cleaner a system is, the better it will function and the higher your indoor air quality will be. In West Chester, OH, where temperatures climb in the summer months, a clean, well-functioning air conditioning system is key to spending the summer in comfort. We all have our share of concerns from day to day, and changing the filter in your air conditioning can be fairly easy to forget. In the long run, however, it pays to change your filter regularly.

Filters serve to protect the air conditioning unit from dust and dirt, but they can also serve as a “first warning” for other potential problems. An excessively dirty filter may be a sign of burgeoning issues elsewhere in the air conditioning system, and can give you a “heads up” to call in a trained technician for more through maintenance inspection. More importantly, changing your filters helps keep the air in your house clean and remove irritants and allergens from the air. That’s not an insignificant concern in southwestern Ohio, where pollen and similar allergens have a way of making summers miserable for those allergic to them.

If you don’t change your filters regularly, it does more than just lower the air quality in your home. Dirty air filters can increase the airflow resistance in your system, which means it has to work harder in order to properly cool your living space.  That can raise the cost of your energy bills, as well as increasing the amount of wear and tear on the system itself. Changing your air filter regularly can prevent that, giving your pocketbook a break while extending the life of your unit in the bargain.

For maintenance and upkeep issues, contact the skilled technicians at Bartels Heating & Cooling. We can set up a regular maintenance schedule for you and help keep the rest of your air conditioning clean and efficient. We serve all manner of air conditioning needs in West Chester and southwestern Ohio. Call us today and see what a difference we can make!

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