Goettl Air conditioning unit

Does Changing the AC Filter Really Matter?

changing-filterTo answer the question posed in the title of this blog as quickly as possible: yes, yes it really does. You see, the air filter in your air conditioner plays a vital role, and a dirty filter is not going to fulfill that role successfully. Not only that, but a dirty filter can also impede the operation of your system in a few different ways. Of course, we’re not happy to just give you the short answer, especially not with such an important question at stake.

You’ve no doubt seen us talk about the fact that changing your air filter regularly is incredibly important here on this blog. While routine air conditioning maintenance is, of course, extremely beneficial, the fact is that waiting around to have your air filter changed once a year just is not going to cut it. Typically, the air filter in your air conditioner in Green Valley, AZ is going to have to be changed once every 1-3 months.

Wasted Energy, Increased Wear and Tear, and Squandered Comfort

That is a pretty gloomy headline right there, isn’t it? Unfortunately, these issues will be the reality of your situation if you fail to keep a fresh air filter in your air conditioner. If that is not enough to convince you that doing so is incredibly important, then let us expand upon the issues further.

  1. Energy inefficiency. This is one of the most obvious of the problems that you’ll encounter with a dirty air filter in your air conditioning system. If your system is tasked with forcing air through a clogged air filter, it is going to have to work harder in order to cool your home effectively. When that happens, it only stands to reason that you will see the efficiency with which your system works falter.
  2. Increased wear and tear. One issue common with very dirty filters is short cycling. Basically, the system will overheat as it struggles to cool your home. When that happens, it will shut down and start back up more frequently and rapidly than it should have to. Not only does this operation lead to serious issues with energy inefficiency, but it also puts a lot of strain on your air conditioning system that makes further complications more likely.
  3. Reduced overall comfort. When your system is starting and stopping, struggling to force cool air throughout the house, or contending with ice built up on the evaporator coil due to reduced airflow, it is not going to be able to cool your home as effectively as it otherwise would. That means that you will, in all likelihood, be paying higher cooling costs for a weaker cooling performance. You deserve better than that, and simply changing your air filter will help you to get it.

No, a dirty air filter is not going to cause your air conditioner to break down entirely all of a sudden. The long term effects are very serious, though. Trust the pros here at Goettl Air Conditioning, and keep a fresh filter in your system. 

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.

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What Our Customers Say About Us

eryn belleryn bell
17:29 19 Apr 24
Marcos was amazing! He really explained the work being done today! He took his time and went the extra mile. I truly appreciate his time!
Mark RichardsonMark Richardson
17:18 19 Apr 24
Abdiel is a good Tech. He showed up on time. Very friendly and takes time to explain any issues and is very helpful in answering any questions. He represents Goettl well.
Q JonesQ Jones
16:41 19 Apr 24
Rudy & Chris was amazing. He thoroughly explained everything and found a leak in the AC drip pan! Thank You!!
gilbert Mirandagilbert Miranda
16:36 19 Apr 24
Have used Goettl several times before and always request Joe Benavides!!! Always courteous and professional. A true asset to your team
scott woodcoxscott woodcox
16:24 19 Apr 24
Frank M and Terron did an excellent job with explaining and giving my options on my water heater. Please use these folks
Ninfa MaresNinfa Mares
17:54 17 Apr 24
Sam provided great customer service!
Katherine PradosKatherine Prados
17:11 17 Apr 24
2.7.24Jay Cruz, technician, arrived on time today to service/check my ac/heating. Jay arrived timely and was friendly. Jay checked my inside unit, ceiling vents, etc and he made some recommendations. He was easy to talk to and very professional. He will be sending me an email with the recommendations and costs associated so that I can save the money to have these taken care of. I will say, no other technician has been as proficient as Jay.Yesterday, 2.6.24, I received a call from Betty. Betty was also very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. She listened to me and made recommendations and advice. By the end if the call, I felt like Betty was a friend.Thank you to Jay and Betty!Late one evening I was washing clothes. Daughter noticed water on floor under washer. I was so upset and worried about finding someone to fix the problem, whatever it was, and especially the cost. Goettl this the rescue! Namely, their employee/plumber, Chris! The next day, Chris came, found the clog in my pipes, and…voilà! We joined their $14.95 per month plan and that was all we paid for a job well done! Thank you!3.26.24Tyler Leija was great! He checked my drain pipe outside with a camera. Advised everything was clear. He checked my kitchen and master bathroom sinks and toilet. Tyler was friendly, but professional. Thank you.4.17.24Frank M arrived here on time. He was friendly and professional. He explained everything he was going to do today. He completed everything he mentioned. He provided suggestions of things that need or should be taken care of. Nothing urgent. He installed the water heater sensor in addition to other plumbing type things. He drained the water heater. He spoke to his supervisor, Terronne (sp?). Should received estimates for hvac and water heater. Thank you Frank! Great job!
Susie FindeisenSusie Findeisen
17:09 17 Apr 24
Matthew was Totally professional, respectful, knowledgeable and a very kind person.He didn’t rush me and was very thorough! Thank you so much -I’m glad you were the one helping me
raul rodriguezraul rodriguez
16:58 17 Apr 24
Jesus Gloria did an amazing job and very informative.
Gerry BenaventeGerry Benavente
23:38 16 Apr 24
I am very satisfied with the drain clog/clearing work that Deonte Wilson did for me today. He was very professional and personable. He explained everything that he was doing and was very pleasant to talk to as well. The price was right and service was outstanding! Thank you!
cindy vanbebbercindy vanbebber
16:59 09 Apr 24
Dad and I are thankful for your company and am comforted by the products in our home that u have so proudly taken care of on our behalf.
Mindy MayfieldMindy Mayfield
15:15 09 Apr 24
Roy A. was a pleasure to work with. He thoroughly and expertly explained all of the issues with my system with pictures and videos. He was transparent about the remediation options available to me and patiently reviewed each option with me. The install team, Daniel and Roy, were equally as awesome. They too were extremely knowledgeable, patient with my questions, and worked diligently to get my new unit up and running safely in one day. I couldn’t have asked for a better team.
Gary GarciaGary Garcia
22:35 08 Apr 24
Tyler did a great job, taking care of the plumbing problem. Great customer service, and describing the problem.
Gloria LamoureuxGloria Lamoureux
22:28 08 Apr 24
Outstanding, thorough professional service by Sam. Ensured all services were fully explained and all work well done. You can be proud to have him as a part of Goettl's service team.
Mike MouserMike Mouser
20:29 08 Apr 24
Billy gave me good service and advice
Jason SanchezJason Sanchez
21:22 06 Apr 24
Vonzetta HickmanVonzetta Hickman
17:53 06 Apr 24
Pedro did a thorough job,he even took the time to walk me through the proper care of my unit.
Randy HinesRandy Hines
16:26 06 Apr 24
Our thanks to Billie for his great service and insights. Also, the professionalism from Goetti And in particular, Stacey, and her scheduling and notifications are always a pleasure. If we could expect this kind of service from all vendors, we wouldn’t have to write reviews! Well done guys.
Al GilmerAl Gilmer
15:14 06 Apr 24
William the technician did a fabulous job. April did a great job settingup the appointment.
dtxdemon S,A.TX.dtxdemon S,A.TX.
00:42 06 Apr 24
Done a amazing jobAbdiel
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