By improving the operating efficiency and general health of your air conditioning system, you can reduce its energy consumption and help make savings amid the rising kWh cost in the UK. Learn how changing and/or cleaning the air filter might help with this.

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Air filters may seem like an unwanted expense but it is recommended that air conditioning filters are replaced regularly. This can equate to a bit of spending each year but, in practice, it will actually result in savings overall. This is because clean air filters lead to energy savings which, amid worries about the escalating kWh cost, is a really important consideration. In fact, it can reduce the energy consumption of your air conditioning unit by up to 15%, which can mean serious savings over the course of a year.

It can also save you money in other ways too.

The health of your air conditioning system

Any system that moves air into a space needs to ensure it does not also bring dust and debris into the air you breathe. This is the role of the air filter, and it cannot do it efficiently when it is clogged up. In fact, this can put a strain on the entire system and lead to heating and cooling issues, among other things.

Dirty air filters place undue strain on the system and can cause it to use more energy to move hot or cold air into a space. Regularly changing the filter removes this strain and keeps everything running efficiently. One of the key benefits of this is that, if your system is being forced to work harder, it is more likely to break down. Repairs can be costly, particularly if the entire system needs replacing, which would add yet more expense to your bills. A small, regular expense to change the filters means you save on energy consumption and reduce the risk of having to pay for a costly repair.

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Improved air quality

Another key benefit of regularly changing your air purifier is that the air you breathe is cleaner. The significance of this should not be underestimated – with fewer harmful particles in the air you breathe, your health will improve. This is important for your happiness and can reduce the risk of you developing harmful conditions that might require medical attention in the long run.

Cleaning the filter

You may be able to extend the lifespan of an air filter by cleaning it. If the filter is easy to access, this may be possible, though it would be wise to get advice from an expert or the manufacturer. Filters can usually be cleaned with a vacuum to get the worst of the dust and debris out and it may be possible to use water to help as well.

Don’t ignore the rising kWh cost

The soaring cost of energy is something we all need to be mindful of. Opportunities to reduce energy consumption and make savings elsewhere will help us all get through this troubling time. Air filters are one area where we can make some simple changes to improve our energy efficiency, but there are plenty of others as well.

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