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What Happens If You Don't Change Your HVAC Filter?

July 26, 2023 | Blog

Sometimes, life catches up with us. We get caught up with events, jobs, school and family. Sometimes we forget the little things that impact our home the most. One of the most overlooked things homeowners fail to address in homes is their HVAC filter. It may seem like nothing can go wrong if you go a few months without changing it, but going long periods without replacing it can have a heavy impact on your home.

Air Tech of Pasadena aims to keep your air conditioner efficient and hassle-free! It’s important to regularly check on your air filter to make sure that it’s clean and not causing issues in your home. If you don’t check on it for a while, a few problems could occur if it becomes dirty and worn out.

Consequences Of Not Changing Your Air Filter

A healthy home is a happy home. Professional HVAC technicians recommend changing your air filter roughly every three months. Failure to replace this device can cause problems for your air conditioner and potential health hazards.

Increased Cost To Run

Dirty air filters reduce the flow of air to your HVAC system and cause the system to run harder than it’s supposed to. This inflicts wear and tear on the unit, uses more energy and costs more money to run. Additionally, your home may not experience adequate heating and cooling. Having the system run longer than usual will reflect on your monthly utility bill, negatively impacting your wallet.

Lower Indoor Air Quality

A dirty filter can have harmful effects on your home’s indoor air quality. Modern air filters remove harmful contaminants from your home’s oxygen. A few pollutants these devices will filter from the air are:

  • Pollen
  • Dust and dirt
  • Pet dander
  • Mold spores
  • Allergens

Dirty air filters won’t clean the air as well as a fresh one. Failure to replace this crucial component allows more contaminants in your home’s air, which can lead to sickness and an increase in dust.

Major AC Repair

Regular tune-ups and inspections are crucial to a home’s preventive maintenance routine. Letting the air filter go unchanged for some time doesn’t only lower indoor air quality— it can also damage other parts of the system. These repairs can grow severe if not corrected, leading to a few expensive repair costs. Regularly changing the air filter can lengthen the lifespan of your system and help it work more effectively.

What Can You Do To Prevent This?

By routinely changing your air filter and making sure it’s clean, you are preventing possible AC repairs, improving the air quality in your home and preserving your HVAC system. If you’re unsure of how to replace your air filter, check your system’s owner’s manual that came with the unit.

If you are a smoker or if you have pets, you may need to change your filter sooner than every three months. Professional AC maintenance will also help keep your unit in excellent condition. During this service, a professional technician will check your system and make sure the air filter isn’t clogged with debris.

Contact Us To Boost Your Pasadena Indoor Air Quality

Air Tech of Pasadena is here to keep your home free from airborne pollutants! If you notice any problems with your HVAC system, contact our team to solve the issue! Our technicians are happy to assist you with any questions and concerns you have about your filter. Remember, a happy home is a healthy and fresh home!

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