Living in New Mexico means running your air conditioner. A lot. Considering just how much we depend upon our home cooling systems to keep us comfortable during our long, grueling summers, it only makes sense that you do everything possible to protect that system’s overall condition and its cooling performance. The best thing that any homeowner can do for any air conditioning system is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance with trained professionals. Even this is not really enough, though.
Why? Because annual maintenance is just—annual. And the filter in your air conditioner needs changing more frequently than that—typically every 1-3 months. And that means that it is really up to you to ensure that the filter in your air conditioning system is clean at all times. If you’re wondering if it’s really worth the trouble, keep in mind that A) it’s quite simple to change the filter and B) it is definitely worth the minimal effort. Here’s why.