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September 1, 2023

Vitalia Rockside Plant Operations Shares the Importance of Changing Air Filters

Category: Senior Living

Author: Mike Mackey, Plant Operations Director

An important rule to remember when it comes to making sure your air conditioner works well, is to clean or change the air filter regularly. The purpose of the filter is to help clean the air coming into your home, it’s like a net catching all the tiny particles floating in the air. New or cleaned filters keep your AC happy and working nicely. The manufacturer or installer should suggest how often to service filters; however, if you live in a place with a lot of dirt and dust, you will want to clean the filters more often.


At Vitalia Rockside we understand the air conditioner needs good, quality air to do its job efficiently. Clean air filters allow the air conditioner to cool the community better, making both residents and staff feel more comfortable.

Air conditioners are also smart, they are like robots notifying if something is wrong and even what is wrong! Just like you need regular visits to the doctor for a check-up, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance. Having an HVAC professional check your air conditioner on a regular basis is the best way to keep it smart and keep you cool on those hot summer days.

The activities I do to maintain the HVAC systems at work and home are air filter changes, check the thermostat, check electric connections, inspect the drain, and clean if needed, check blower and parts, check refrigerant charge, and clean evaporation and coils. The benefit of maintaining your HVAC is better efficiency, it cools when you need it, prevents leaks, saves money, and keeps complaints at bay.

Other than changing filters at the house and office, I’ll be checking wiring for frays or loose connections, checking, and cleaning drains, and making sure all PVC draining is solid and not cracked. Leaks turn into floods.

Changing air filters is one of the most important maintenance tasks completed to extend the efficiency and life of air conditioners. Checking and replacement of filters should be completed on a regular schedule. Filters are much cheaper than air conditioner units.

VITALIA® Rockside in Seven Hills, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Cleveland Clinic Mary Mount with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Top Gol Cleveland, Cleveland Metro Parks, Spiva Center for the Arts, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Zoo, and A Christmas Story House.

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