Air filters that aren’t changed on a regular basis become clogged. This causes a build-up of contaminants and particles on your filter, which will clog it. The filter acts as a barrier, preventing debris from passing through. When it becomes clogged or backed up, it causes problems for the entire HVAC system.
Increased Energy Costs
A clogged filter makes it more difficult for air to flow freely through the system. This makes the system work harder, resulting in an uneven distribution of air to the areas that require it. As a result of the AC system having to run longer, your utility bill will go up.
Inadequate Temperature Control
The air conditioning system is intended to circulate air throughout your home. Because the air filter is clogged, it is more difficult to control the temperature in each room. You will notice that the rooms are warm, if not hot.
Inhaling contaminants can lead to a variety of health problems. Itchy eyes, throat soreness, respiratory distress, and even dizziness are all possible side effects. These problems can deteriorate over time and have long-term consequences. A clogged filter will cause contaminants to back up into the air.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
To put it another way, the air conditioner has to work harder to get around the clogged filters. It has the potential to cause the system to fail. If this occurs, you will have to replace your current air conditioning system. Instead of replacing a $20 filter, you could easily spend anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000.
So, if you haven’t changed your air filters at your home in a while, now is the time. Determine which filters you require and change them as soon as possible. 1st Quality Restoration will evaluate your AC system if it appears that it is still not cooling effectively.