What happens if I don’t change my air filter?

The Importance Of Changing Your Air Filter in a Timely Manner

Air FilterIt is important to change your air filter in a timely manner to prevent debris from damaging the air conditioner, your home, and your family’s health, and your budget. Any particle that makes it past the air filter makes it into the air conditioning parts and the air your family breathes. A clean air filter protects your home and saves you money.

Dirty air filters reduce the amount of air that can flow through the air conditioner. This reduction of air flow reduces the overall effectiveness of the air conditioner. Air can’t be cooled or blown if it never makes it into the air conditioner. While the air conditioning unit will continue to try to pull in air and cool it, it will pull in the dirty particles from the clogged filter instead. If a filter is dirty enough, it can possibly contaminate the compressor and coils. When this happens, the air conditioning unit will shut down completely.

Air ducts are frequently contaminated when air filters are not changed on time. Cleaning air ducts requires more time, effort, and money than changing an air filter. Dirty air filters force the air conditioner to work harder to cool or never cool at all. This forces the air conditioner to use more electricty and freon. It forces the heater to use more electricity or fuel. Every day your air filter is dirty is an increase in your utility bills.

The debris in the filter moves to the ducts and is blown throughout the home. These particles cause allergic reactions like watery eyes, itchy skin, sore throat, and respiratory problems including asthma. While everyone does not suffer from allergies, all homes can be completely ruined when mold contaminates the building. When mold and mildew contaminate a house, it can be extremely expensive to remove it.

Just like you need air to breathe, air conditioners need a clean air filter to run properly. It is your home’s first line of defense against debris and harmful air particles. You protect your wallet and your family when the air filter is changed in a timely manner.

Looking for an air filter installation in the Broomall area? Contact John McCuen Plumbing Heating & Air at (610) 325-9395 for quick and reliable services.

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