There are a lot of components you don’t see in your air conditioner, and for the most part, that’s not really an issue because only a qualified and trained expert should work on your system. But there is a simple component that you should familiarize yourself with, and that’s your system’s air filter. To keep your AC running optimally, it’s important to change the air filter in your system every three months. A clogged air filter can cause a number of problems to develop, as we’ll outline below. If you need assistance with learning how to change your air filter correctly in Palm Coast, FL, call the experts at Climate Masters and schedule an appointment.
Problems from Clogged Air Filters
Many homeowners wonder just how bad things can get when you leave a dirty, clogged air filter in your air conditioning system. Here are some of the more common problems that can develop:
- Low air volume – your AC system is designed to deliver a specific amount of air to your home; a clogged air filter can seriously restrict the air flow, reducing the volume of cool air arriving to your living spaces.
- Icing – when air flow is restricted in your air conditioning system, the heat release/cooling process becomes imbalanced: the warm parts get too hot and the cool parts get too cold. This causes condensation to develop, which then quickly freezes on the cool parts of the system, causing ice to build.
- Decrease in indoor air quality – once your air filter becomes so clogged with dust and dirt that it can’t trap anything, these particles move around the air filter and head directly into your air flow. Once in the air flow, they have a direct route into your living spaces.
Changing your air filter is a very important part of maintaining your air conditioning system. Call our experts today if you need help changing yours.