The heating season is in full swing. As such, you might not think that the AC system your home relies on needs to be maintained as often. This misconception is a myth that can cause you more discomfort than you realize. The AC filters contained within your home’s HVAC system can help trap allergens and reduce contaminants and pollutants that can make it hard to breathe easily or even trigger persistent conditions such as asthma. As such, we have prepared a list of answers to the pressing question of why do I need to have clean AC filters?
Improving the Functionality of the Air Filter
Yes, the air filter does exactly what it says – it filters the air. Although you might think that the filter only improves the indoor air quality of your home, that is not all it does. Ultimately, the filters are used to help ensure that the system operates properly without running the risk of breaking down.
Buildups of dirt, dust, and pet dander can hamper the operation of the evaporator coil. As such, you will begin to encounter lowered energy efficiency readings, decreased heating or cooling, and physical damages to critical components that allow your HVAC unit to run smoothly and quietly – just think about all the racket that your heater makes when it kicks on – and use that as motivation to overcome your reluctance to spend money when a small problem hasn’t evolved into a bigger issue.
What Decreased Airflow Does to Your System
So now, let’s examine the impact of decreased airflow. Dirty air filters prevent the system from distributing cleaner air. When you are dealing with allergies or are trying to get over bronchitis, this can make you feel even more miserable. You’ll also have to contend with higher energy bills without feeling any warmer – and on a chilly December night, that is the worst. Don’t lose sleep! Give yourself a break and call us as soon as possible.
Avoiding Undesirable Outcomes or Consequences
Plus, putting your trust in a highly-rated HVAC technician company such as WE Kingswell can help you avoid any undesirable outcomes or consequences related to clogged AC filters. Freezing, overheating, and short-cycling can present some nightmare scenarios, but you can avoid them altogether.
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