Why is Your AC Filter so Important?

Do you remember the last time you checked, changed or cleaned the air filter in your HVAC or AC? A lot of homeowners tend to forget about cleaning or checking their filter regularly. This neglect can lead to a slew of different issues. Some of these issues affect not only your wallet but also your health. When you live in a hot area year-round your AC unit should keep you comfortable for a large part of the year. However, your unit isn’t going to work properly when the filter isn’t clean. Your air conditioner’s filter plays a large role in helping everything to run properly. You may not realize it but, there are some very big reasons why you regularly cleaning and replacing your AC filter is a good idea.

Your air filter is an essential part

Having a bad air AC filter means that the air conditioning system can freeze up and then stop working. When an air filter is clogged or dirty it can cause the cold air in your unit to get trapped inside which then leads to freezing. This will then result in ice forming around the coils which isn’t good. That freezing can be a reason why your system may be having short cycling issues. Have you noticed that the AC is turning on and off more than usual during the day? This could be an indication that you need to replace your filter. Short cycling happens due to dirty filters. Dirty filters can waste your money too. This is because it causes the unit to turn on more frequently which uses more energy. Another concern you should keep in mind is the allergens that can build up in a dirty filter. If you and your family been dealing with coughing, sneezing or breathing problems try swapping filters. The dust and dirt in your home can get clogged in your filter.  That dirt is then passed through your home when the AC kicks on. A clean filter works to eliminate these issues by cleaning up your home’s air quality.
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Clogged filters are not cost-effective

When you ignore a clogged AC filter or put it off for longer than the state time for changing it,  you could be costing yourself more financially. You should keep a schedule on your calendar for when you need to change your filter out.  As you’ve read above a clogged filter can cause big issues. Spending your money on a few new filters can be much cheaper than bigger energy bills and fixes by an HVAC technician…

If you are looking for a company to service your HVAC you can depend on the technicians at American Cool and Heat for great service. Putting off your AC repairs could mean allowing coolant to leak damage your home. It can also mean that your home’s air quality is poor. Don’t put off having your HVAC service!  Call us today at 818-722-8634 to stay comfortable in the summer months.