Problems Caused by Not Changing Your Air Filter
January 11 2014
Tagged in Air Filter
It’s easy to overlook your air filter in your HVAC system. After all, if your air conditioner and heater is pumping out cold or hot air as needed, it’s easy to think that your electrostatic air filter is working fine. But outward appearance can be deceiving. Unless you do a thorough inspection of your air filter and replace it as needed by purchasing a replacement filter from Your Filter Connection, you are running the risk of major problems with your HVAC system. These are just a few of the problems that can occur if you don’t change your air filter on a regular basis: Overuse of Energy: When you don’t replace your AC or heater filter on a regular basis, you are placing stress on your HVAC system. Because it isn’t getting enough air flow through because the air filter is clogged or dirty, your heater or AC will need to work extra hard in order to do its job. You’ll notice this when you see an excessively high energy bill in your mailbox. Mechanical Failures: Forcing your heating and air conditioning system to work hard can do more than cost you money from higher energy bills. Over time, this can put strain on the parts and lead to mechanical failures. Not only can this leave you without a heater or an AC when you need it the most, it can be very expensive to fix. Health Risks: Choosing high-end 3m air filters and replacing them on a regular basis is critical to your health and the health of your family. Dirty air filters can spread dust, mites, allergens, mold and other toxins that can be harmful to your health. Not changing an electrostatic air filter can lead to major problems. Learn from Your Filter Connection when you need to replace your heater filter on a regular basis.