It’s not the most mechanical component in your air conditioning system, or the most visible, making it fairly easy to forget about: your AC’s air filter. But a clogged air filter can wreak havoc on your system. It’s recommended that you change your air filter every three months – have you changed yours yet this year? If not, it’s time to do so, and if you need help with this, the cooling experts at Design Air, Inc., are ready to help.
Why Is It Important to Change the Air Filter?
Your air conditioner was made to operate with a specific amount of air flow moving through it during operation. If this air flow is reduced in any way, systemic problems will develop with your system. The kind of problems you can see occur are:
- Low air volume
- Decrease in comfort
- Decrease in indoor air quality
- System malfunction
- System breakdown
Why Do These Problems Occur?
The reason you have a standard air filter in your system is to block pieces of debris from entering the system, as well as capture large particles of dirt and dust so they can’t enter your system. It doesn’t take long for the air filter to reach its maximum capability with capturing particles, and once it does, the air filter becomes clogged. Instead of acting as a filter, it actually will restrict air flow. Restricted air flow causes an imbalance in the system, both in the volume of air being delivered and in the heat release/cooling process, which lead to systemic problems
Need Help Changing Your Air Filter?
If you need help learning how to change your air filter, give our experts a call. We’ll be happy to show you where your air filter is and how to change it out regularly. Schedule an appointment for your home in Suffern, NY today!