HVACDid you know the most common cause of HVAC problems is dirty air filters? It’s a shame because it is incredibly easy to change your dirty air filter yourself. The majority of the residents don’t know how damaging a dirty filter can be. Continue reading to find out how damaging a dirty filter can be to your heating system and air conditioner.

HVAC Problems If You Don’t Change The Air Filter

Comfort Decreased

Filters that are dirty are clogged and if your filters are clogged they are effectively suffocating the heating and cooling system. It’s like trying to breathe with your hands clamped around your nose and mouth. A dirty air filter will affect your HVAC system in the same manner. Your HVAC system cannot “breathe” or “exhale” as much air because of the dirt and dust that has accumulated. This means that your home comfort is affected because your HVAC system will have to work harder to heat or cool your home.

HVAC System Issues and Potential Breakdowns

As we have already mentioned, dirty air filters can make your North Myrtle Beach HVAC system work less efficiently. A dirty air filter puts more strain on your system’s motors than necessary. It can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system, which could lead to a breakdown earlier or an expensive repair.

Cost of Energy Increases

Your energy consumption will increase as your HVAC system works harder to heat and cool homes. Utility bills will be higher than usual. Even a clogged air filter can lead to an increase of 15% in energy consumption! Ignoring your air filters can cost you a lot.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

A clogged filter will also cause a reduction in the indoor air quality of your house. Your air filters were designed to catch and trap pollutants such as dust, pollen, dirt, dander, etc. from circulating in the air of your home. They can’t catch contaminants when they become dirty. This means that they will go straight into the air of your home. It has a negative effect on the indoor air quality. Poor indoor air can cause allergies and can be hazardous for people with asthma or other respiratory conditions.

Are you scared by the problems above? You can easily avoid these problems. We recommend that you check your air filter once a week and decide whether to change it.

Call North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air if you have any questions regarding your air filters, heating and cooling system, or anything else.

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North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air
1001 2nd Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Serving: North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing, Little River, Longs, Cherry Grove

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