How often do I need air conditioning services?

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Did you know that a dirty air conditioner can actually cost 5 to 15% more to run? Clogged filters block the normal air flow, causing your system to work hard to maintain the same temperature. This affects your electric bill and your wallet! Regular maintenance can not only prevent your system from breaking down, but also allows your unit to run at optimal efficiency.  At Midway Services, we recommend that HVAC systems should be inspected and cleaned by a professional at least once a year. If you’re interested in air conditioning services in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or Tampa,  give us a call today.

How often should I change my air conditioner filter?

Our clients often ask us how often they should change out their filters. We recommend checking every month to see how much dirt has built up. If it doesn’t look too dirty, you can probably squeeze by with changing every other month. Most units require the filter be replaced every 30 to 60 days. Homeowners with pets should change more frequently; pet hair and dandruff can easily cause a clog.

Leaving a dirty filter in too long can lower your systems efficiency. The filter is used to collect dirty and other particles from entering the system. This keeps the evaporator coils and other parts of the unit from getting dirty. If the coils get dirty and block the air flow, your HVAC system can freeze which will eventually cause a leak, when the unit is turned off and melts. Regular cleanings and air conditioning service can prevent these blockages and keep your Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa home cool.

How often should I have my ducts cleaned?

It’s important to have your ducts cleaned when having your annual maintenance services. This will preserve your home’s indoor air quality, and eliminate unwanted dust and dirt from your ducts. Clogged ducts can also affect the efficiency of your AC. If you’ve noticed that the thermostat and the temperature in the room aren’t matching up, then dirty ducts may be to blame!

For more information about duct cleaning, AC filters, or to schedule regular air conditioning services in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, give us a call today. One call does it all with Midway Services! 813-343-2097.