You wouldn’t believe the number of times our technicians at J & M Air Conditioning & Heating are dispatched to take care of a faulty air conditioner, only to find the problem is as simple as a clogged air filter. There are a number of major issues that originate with the air filter, but keep in mind that proper maintenance can help reduce their occurrence, easily saving you hundreds of dollars on an AC repair.
Here are a few of the most common problems that can avoided by making sure your filters are clear and free of any obstructions.
Inefficient Heating or Cooling
Airflow is an important aspect of heating and cooling. Anything that keeps the air from flowing freely will cause your unit to work that much harder to maintain a certain temperature. This leads to more energy consumption, higher utility bills and long-term issues with your air conditioner.
Regular maintenance of your centralized air conditioner usually involves a change of filters. J & M Air Conditioning & Heating experts recommend changing the filter as soon as you see an excessive build-up of dirt and debris. However, most people don’t inspect their filters that often, so a good rule of thumb is to make sure filters are changed at least once every two months.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Your air filters block dust and other unwanted contaminants from entering or re-entering the air indoors. Saturated filters are ineffective in keeping these harmful materials out of your system, which then leads to a drop in indoor air quality.
Our specialists at J & M Air Conditioning & Heating can assist you in improving your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and protecting your family’s health. Regularly changing or cleaning your air filters is something you can do on your own that will go a long way in helping with this.
Dirt and debris build-up also negatively affects the cooling coil’s ability to regulate the temperature. In addition, this build-up could block the blower fan and lead to a costly repair. A clogged air filter can even be forced out of position and drawn into the blower assembly itself, causing jams, overheating, and in extreme scenarios, fire.
Avoid These Problems and More with Proper Maintenance and Repair Services