Changing your heating and cooling air filters in a timely manner is a necessary procedure to ensure that your system is running properly. There are two main reasons for doing this. First, clean air filters keep your system running smoothly and will prevent costly repairs from damage that may occur from dirty filters. Second, dirty filters mean dirty air, and breathing in dirty air is bad for your health.
If you don't regularly change your air filters according to the scheduled changing time for you system, damage to your system may result. A clogged air filter puts a strain on the system by making it work harder, and this can cause the motor to overheat and cause damage to the system. In addition, a clogged filter makes the air handler work harder. The air handler is responsible for pushing air through the filter. If the filter is clogged, the air handler has to work harder to push the air through the filter. As a result, your electric bill will increase due to the extra load on the handler. This can easily be avoided by regularly changing the filter.
A dirty filter means dirty air. Dirty air in your home can cause health problems. Air pollutants inside your home consist of dust particles, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold and other substances. The air filter has the job of filtering out these particles. When it gets clogged, the filter will stop working and you will be breathing in these pollutants which may cause respiratory problems. This is true especially if you're already sensitive to these pollutants.
As you can see, not changing your air filters on a regular scheduled basis can cause overheating to the motor and affect the efficiency of the air handler. This can cause system damage which may result in costly repairs. Also, a dirty filter may cause unnecessary health problems due to breathing in air pollutants that don't get filtered out. In order to avoid these unfortunate situations, change your air filters on a regular basis.
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