Riley Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning System Maintenance’

How You Can Save Money and Save Your AC During Heat Waves

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

We’ve had some extremely hot stretches this summer, and we can expect several more before the fall cooling finally arrives. Your home’s air conditioning system will run often to keep your home comfortable during heat waves, and that can lead to high electricity bills and possibly a worn-down air conditioner that needs repairs or even an early replacement.

You can depend on us for any help you need with your air conditioning in Columbus, GA, but we’d like to provide some preventive advice today—ways you can lower the cost to run your AC in the heat and also remove strain from it so it has a better chance of making it to fall without serious problems.

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The Importance of Regularly Changing the AC Filter

Monday, August 15th, 2022

We’ve mentioned the air filter for your HVAC system in previous blogs. If you have a standard combination of air conditioner and furnace inside a cabinet, then there’s a single air filter for both of them. We sometimes call it the “AC filter” or “furnace filter,” but it’s the same type of filter whether you’re using your HVAC system for heating or cooling. 

Now that it’s the late summer, we want to make sure you know the importance of keeping this filter clean with regular changes. If you’ve been using your AC throughout the season—and we’re sure you have, considering how hot it’s been!—but have left the same air filter in place, you’ll start to encounter serious problems with your home cooling. This filter needs to be changed every 1 to 3 months (depending on its strength), so if you’ve had the same filter in since spring, it’s overdue to be changed!

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