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Separating Fact from Fiction in AC Maintenance

When it comes to air conditioning systems, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that can lead homeowners astray. One such myth that Green Valley Cooling & Heating aims to debunk is the belief that regularly changing air filters is unnecessary. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

The Importance of Clean Air Filters

  1. Improved Indoor Air Quality: Clogged air filters can allow dust, pollen, and other airborne particles to circulate throughout your home, potentially aggravating respiratory issues and allergies.
  2. Increased Energy Efficiency: When air filters become clogged, your AC system has to work harder to circulate air, leading to higher energy bills and unnecessary strain on the unit.
  3. Prolonged System Life: Regular filter changes help reduce wear and tear on your AC system, ensuring it operates efficiently and extending its lifespan.

At Green Valley Cooling & Heating, we recommend checking and replacing your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the presence of pets or other factors that may contribute to faster clogging.

Other Common AC Myths Busted

  • Myth: Closing vents in unused rooms saves energy. Reality: This can cause an imbalance in your system, leading to potential damage and decreased efficiency.
  • Myth: Cranking down the thermostat cools your home faster. Reality: This doesn’t cool your home any quicker and can lead to unnecessary energy waste.
  • Myth: Bigger is always better when it comes to AC units. Reality: An oversized unit can lead to improper cycling, uneven cooling, and increased energy costs.

At Green Valley Cooling & Heating, we pride ourselves on providing accurate and trustworthy information to our customers in Green Valley, Sahuarita, Vail, Corona de Tucson, Tubac, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for professional AC installation, repair, or maintenance services, and let us help you separate fact from fiction.