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This air filter is well past its useful life.

Changing your air filter regularly may be the easiest and one of the most important maintenance routines you can do for your home. Here’s facts you should know about your air-conditioning system from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months of winter and summer. If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every three months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool — wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system — leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.

More information

Visit the Energy Saver website for more information about residential air conditioners, including the types available, maintenance, common problems and repair tips.

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s Appliance and Commercial Equipment Standards site for information on test procedures and minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners.

About AirNow Cooling & Heating

AirNow Cooling & Heating is a full-service air-conditioning and heating contractor located in Millbrook, Ala., serving Montgomery, Autauga, Lowndes and Elmore Counties. The business services and installs heating and air-conditioning systems. In addition to completing scheduled service checks, repairing existing equipment and installing new equipment, the company finds ways to reduce the energy bills of its clients with a thorough cost-benefits analysis.

AirNow offers a patented Straight Forward Pricing Guide™ so that customers know what the price is before a project begins. Meanwhile, to contact AirNow Cooling & Heating for a service call, a free quote on a new HVAC system or further information on any of its services, please call 334-285-7065 or email service@airnowhvac.com.

Compiled by Terry Barrett | AirNow Cooling & Heating, Millbrook, AL