As you read about the ways dirty air filters can ruin your life, you’ll begin to understand:
- Dirty air filters are a problem for both your health and your financial situation.
- Regularly changing your air filters is easy and something you can do for a low cost.
If you’ve ever seen a dirty air filter, you know how gross they can get. The look alone is enough to make you want to change the filter, but there are some other key facts that should make you want to change them as well. Did you know your clogged air filter could be ruining your life? Check it out!
1. Reducing Air Flow and Increasing Utility Bills
Air is supposed to be pushed through your filters to collect the dirt, dust, and dander circulating through your home. When your air filters are clogged, it’s going to be harder for the air to push its way through. With reduced airflow, your blower fan is going to work overtime trying to get the air to comply. This is only going to increase your utility bills as the system works harder than it needs to.
2. Decreasing Efficiency
To really get the most out of your HVAC system, you want it to run as efficiently as possible. With clogged air filters, that is not going to happen. While struggling to push air through your home, the system is going to work too hard. As the system works hard to get your home the air you demand, you’re not going to get that strong airflow you’re used to. Energy bills will continue to rise as this happens, so you’re going to get a lot less comfortable air for the amount of money you pay each month.
3. Worsening Air Quality
A full filter will not get rid of all the allergens in your air. Instead, anything that has been collected in the filter is going to be recirculated into your home. The air quality will then become worsened, often becoming more polluted than the air outside. If anyone in your family already has a health condition affected by air quality, those conditions could become worse. Those who do not have current conditions could end up suffering from asthma and other similar diseases. Your pets can be affected as well, and they’ll have no way to tell you they’re experiencing symptoms.
4. Growing Mold and Mildew
When the air filter is clogged or blocked, the evaporator coil could end up covered in dirt. This often results in the area growing mold, mildew, and other types of bacteria. Microorganisms are then able to multiply, causing your home to become a petri dish for dangerous mold and disease-causing bacteria.
5. Failing an Entire System
Whether as a result of all the dirty air filter symptoms previously mentioned, or even just one or two, your entire HVAC system could fail when something as simple as changing the filter is ignored. Air filters cost mere dollars, but replacing an entire system is going to cost you up into the hundreds or thousands of dollars. Regular filter replacement could prevent this issue in its entirety.
Contact Us to Order Air Filters Today
You can see the damage that dirty air filters can cause. Although you’re no HVAC repairman, you can still change the filters regularly to ensure your system is in as good of shape as possible. Contact Crockett Filter Club today at 844-401-4604, and let’s discuss the type of system you have and how often you should change the filters for optimum results.
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