Property Managers and Rental Property Owners can save thousands of dollars with this one simple routine maintenance tip.
A dirty A/C Filter can cause multiple issues for property owners and property management companies. One of those is higher energy bills for the tenant which may turn away some potential renters. The second one is also related to renters and their health.
A Dirty air filter can be a breading ground for bacteria, mold and mildew. This is not good for anyone breathing or living inside of the property BUT it is especially not good for the property itself. MOLD can cause serious property damage and can lead to serious dollars being spend for Mold remediation, clean up and remodeling.
Most important for the propery mananger and rental property owners is the fact that a dirty filter makes the air conditioning and heating system work harder to push air through the property. This leads to higher internal pressures which cause premature part failure. This can get expensive to fix and it will cause an increase in annoying “maintenance requests” by the tenants.
A dirty filter can also cause refrigerant leaks and those can also get expensive. Typical refrigerant gas leaks repairs can cost updwards of $1,800-$2,400 depending on the location and amount of refrigerant that needs to be refilled.
A dirty air filter can also lead to premature breakdown of the blower motor, the condensor fan, and the most expensive component of all the Compressor on your air conditioning and heating system. This in some cases may lead to a full replacement of the system which can costs from $8,000 to $15,000 (depending on efficiency, tonnage, capacity, fuel type and seer ratings).
SO, property managers and rental property owners take note! You can save from hundreds to thousands of dollars just by making sure you have a qualified air conditioning guy (wink wink) include a routine filter replacement program into your routine maintenance and upkeep of the property. Once a month or at the minimum every 3 months is a good length of time. Breath cleaner!