What Happens if I Don’t Change the Filter in my Home?
April 16 2015
Tagged in Home Air Filters
Keeping your HVAC unit running as it should helps maintain the ideal temperature for your living space. It’s ideal to keep home air filters changed, and to avoid the potential problems that may crop up. Knowing what could happen may be all the motivation you need to stay on top of changing your filters. Inefficient System The first thing you may notice with a clogged air filter that hasn’t been changed is that rooms take longer to cool or heat up. That’s because the dusty filter doesn’t allow good air flow through the ducts. That forces the unit to work harder, run longer, cost you more money and reduce the lifespan of the unit. This will ultimately cause your electric bills to increase. Poor Indoor Air Quality If you don’t change the filter in your home as often, you may reduce the air quality inside. It’s also possible that you will notice a higher concentration of some of the contaminants listed below:
- Pet dander
- Dust mites