Air filters are the heart of any air conditioner. They help avoid breakdowns, extend your system’s lifespan and keep your family comfortable. Failing to complete proper air filter maintenance can lead to costly repairs and poor indoor air quality in your Apopka, Florida home. Changing or cleaning your filters is one of the most important maintenance steps for your HVAC system. You should change your air filters at least once a month.
Lead to Costly Air Conditioner Repairs
Your HVAC’s filters work by catching contaminants and preventing them from entering your home, but that’s not all they do. They also play an essential role in the operation of your system. If your filter hasn’t been cleaned or changed in a while, it will start to clog. As a result, your air conditioner will have to work harder to circulate air in your home, which can lead to:
- Short-cycling more often
- Uneven cooling due to restricted airflow
- Additional wear and tear due to higher buildup of contaminants on the unit’s internal components
Lower Your System’s Lifespan
The more wear and tear your system experiences, the more repairs it will need throughout its lifespan. Even worse, it’s also likely you will need to replace the entire unit sooner than expected.
A clean AC filter can be compared to an oil change for your car. Without it, your unit won’t be able to perform efficiently, which can lead to a complete breakdown and a lower lifespan.
Lessen Your Indoor Comfort
Keeping your filter clean is especially important if anyone in your family suffers from respiratory problems like allergies or asthma. Dirty filters can cause allergens and contaminants to accumulate in your ducts. Therefore, whenever your AC is running, this buildup will be released into your home’s air, causing poor indoor air quality, affecting your family’s health, and negatively impacting your indoor comfort.
Dirty air filters can have a detrimental effect on your unit, your pocket and even your health. For more information on how dirty filters can affect your air conditioner, check out Complete Air Solutions’ maintenance plans or call us for more info.