Within your air conditioning system, there is an air filter. Because this air filter is designed more to protect your system from operational problems than it is to protect the quality of the air in your home, you may choose to use another, more efficient air filter within your system. Regardless of how many air filters you may use, and what their efficiency ratings may be, the fact of the matter is that failure to replace or clean your air filters regularly can lead to a number of different problems. We’ve listed a few instances below in which changing your air filter in Lake Worth, FL is advisable. If you have any questions regarding air filtration or indoor air quality in general, give Envirotech Air Quality Services a call.
Reduced Indoor Air Quality
If you notice that you have a higher concentration of pollutants in the air within your home than is normal, or if your allergies are aggravated, it may be due to a dirty air filter. As your filter(s) clog up, air and the pollutants within it may be forced around the filter. This can drag down the quality of the air throughout your entire house, eliminating the benefits that your filter should provide in the first place.
Increased Energy Costs
The resistance that your air filter will generate due to its being clogged up will cause your system to work harder in order to distribute air throughout your home. This will, in turn, result in higher cooling costs. If you’ve noticed your bills creeping ever higher, you may not be changing your filters regularly enough.
Icing on the Coils
Your air conditioner should never have ice on it. If you see ice on your system, it may be due to low airflow, which can easily be caused by a clogged up filter. This can result in serious damages to your system, and the problem should be resolved immediately.