What Problems is my Dirty Filter Causing?

We all know that we should be changing our HVAC filters regularly. Depending on the type and size of filter and the amount of dust, animals, traffic, and allergies in your home, this frequency could be as often as once per month.

If you don’t change your air filter, you’re going to have serious problems sooner or later. Here are some things you can expect, if you fail to do this necessary maintenance:

  • Overheating: When your HVAC system filter is clogged or dirty, this may cause your air conditioner to overheat. When the filter is blocked, your AC has to work harder to keep up. This puts more pressure on the unit and can cause it to become overheated.
  • Increased Energy Usage: If your AC is required to work harder than usual, it will consume more energy than it usually does. This means that your utility bills will rise as a result of your AC working harder to keep you cool than it normally has to.
  • Unclean Air: If your air conditioner is not functioning properly, this means that your air may become stagnant and unhealthy. Cleaning your filter is an important step in ensuring that you have healthy indoor air for you and your family.
  • Uncomfortable temperatures: One of the most obvious problems caused by a dirty air filter is your indoor air not cooling to the desired temperature. Inadequate cooling will lead to uncomfortably warm temperatures in your home. If you notice that your house is unusually warm or not cooling to your desired temperature, you should consider checking your air filter.