Importance of Changing Air Conditioning Filters

Summer is a great time to be outdoors. You can spend your time enjoying a nice cookout, playing wiffle ball with your kids, jumping into the pool or doing some yard work. After spending your day outside, you just want to retreat indoors for the cool comfort of your air conditioned abode.

Instead of being greeted with a blast of chilly air, you are met with hardly any relief. Your air conditioner is working harder, but not producing your desired results. The problem could be your cooling system’s air filter.

Air filters that are clogged or dirty can create a headache. This problem can be caused by dusty conditions, pets, the number of people in the house and air quality of your local area. Filters are intended to collect dust and dirt, but the problem is when there are high levels of these materials.

This issue can cause undesirable results to a number of areas in your life.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that some health effects that can be caused by indoor air pollution, such as eye irritation, nose and throat trouble, headaches, dizziness, fatigue and asthma. Allergens from dirty air filters create an environment where these symptoms can develop.


A dirty air filter can allow dust to build up and lessen the lifespan of your air conditioner. This problem can cause restricted airflow, resulting in uneven cooling. The buildup of dirt can also damage the air conditioner compressors.


Aside from the expected costs of repairs that a dirty air filter will cause, it will reduce your system’s efficiency. This reduction will use much more power to cool your home and result in higher energy bills. The Department of Energy has found that replacing a dirty filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption anywhere from five to 15 percent.


Last, but not least, this problem affects your comfort. No one wants to be uncomfortable in their own home. Your home is supposed to be where you go to relax and get away from the stress of work and school. You shouldn’t have to sweat both indoors and outdoors.

A.M. Botte Mechanical, LLC. can replace your air filter and make your home cool again. With superb service and affordable pricing, we are the right choice for all of you HVAC needs. We are committed to properly installing, repairing and replacing cooling systems.

For a free estimate or more information on how to deal with your air filter problem, call A.M. Botte Mechanical, LLC. at 856-848-8708. We will be glad to fix any HVAC problem that you have!