Goettl Air conditioning unit

Does Changing the AC Filter Really Matter?

To 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.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Gonzalo CastilloGonzalo Castillo
17:20 13 Jul 24
Peter is very experienced and professional. He knows a lot and explains everything in detail.
John McCarreyJohn McCarrey
13:56 13 Jul 24
Excellent service!
Gary StapletonGary Stapleton
02:37 13 Jul 24
I called Goettl to get a second opinion on a/c repair options or replacement. Peter Medelez conducted a very thorough system check and confirmed all the same issues previously identified but found an additional issue; tipping the scale to full replacement. We appreciated his professionalism and knowledge: answering all our questions and explaining the issues and options. We ultimately chose Goettl for the replacement option due to their price and professionalism.
James KroppJames Kropp
17:19 09 Jul 24
It was great
Robert WilliamsRobert Williams
17:06 09 Jul 24
Peter was great! Explained every detail I needed and answered all my questions!
Gustavo EscobarGustavo Escobar
16:57 09 Jul 24
Jesus Gloria provided exceptional service as the Goettl Technician this past weekend. He demonstrated great attention to detail in addressing the issues with our air conditioning unit and resolved them quickly, within 30 minutes. Jesus has a strong dedication to his profession and the company he represents, as evidenced by his professional demeanor and the quality of his work. His customer service skills are top-notch, earning a 5-star rating from us. We were so impressed by his service that we have decided to become members of the Goettl service.
Jesse Vann, JrJesse Vann, Jr
15:19 09 Jul 24
Jehad and Cameron provided great recommendation and customer service for my AC replacement.
Reda MoxleyReda Moxley
15:08 09 Jul 24
17:04 01 Jul 24
Got exactly what we needed with the service and had great customer service from Tyler for our plumbing and with Jehad for our AC work. They were awesome! Thanks!
Donna OwensDonna Owens
15:51 01 Jul 24
Rudy came out and was very professional and addressed our plumbing needs in a timely manner, highly recommended.
Neuro NerdNeuro Nerd
15:06 01 Jul 24
William and Cameron were knowledgeable, friendly, professional, respectful and put on plastic booties over their shoes when they came into the house. Our pets were comfortable with them and that says a lot. We will definitely ask for them again in the future if our AC has any issues.
Karen PardoKaren Pardo
14:55 01 Jul 24
Jehad did an amazing job after checking the entire unit he came down and thoroughly explained everything that needed to get done/replace.
Kelly MoserKelly Moser
17:01 27 Jun 24
Matthew was on time respectful and very curious. He explained everything I needed to know and I felt no pressure to buy additional things. Thank you Matt .
Dusengimana ErnestDusengimana Ernest
15:49 27 Jun 24
Jesus gloria did great. Wonderful
Nick LoprzNick Loprz
14:39 27 Jun 24
Charles JeterCharles Jeter
22:12 26 Jun 24
Kimberly FordKimberly Ford
21:34 26 Jun 24
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Jesus Gloria provided AC maintenance today providing with photos and video of his findings and a thorough explanation of any issues found. Richard Wenzlaff and Junior also came out today for the plumbing maintenance and also provided EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I have very clean water. They checked out my water heaters, water softener, osmosis, etc…no issues were noted! Three AWESOME, hard-working, thorough gentleman! Professional and courteous! Thanks guys! Appreciate your hard work and honesty!
Music by JuanMusic by Juan
17:47 19 Jun 24
Supreme service.
Erica RussellErica Russell
17:16 19 Jun 24
Awesome experience. Jesus Gloria was very friendly and informative and solved the problem quickly.
16:06 19 Jun 24
Josh was amazing! He was personable, polite, professional, and he walked me through everything he was doing and looking at. If I could give him ten stars I would!