Air filters often clog or block, hindering the normal functioning of an Heating, Ventilation and A/C system.
To avoid this, you should change the air filters at least once every 3 months, and neglecting your filter can cause serious disfigures to your system that would lead to premature wear and tear.
Air filters are made of pleated paper or spun fiberglass and enclosed by a cardboard frame. They are positioned in identifiable places in your Heating, Ventilation and A/C systems to act as barriers that prevent contaminants and other particles such as pollen, dust, mold, lint, and bacteria from circulating in your indoor air or from entering sensitive parts of your system, however when you neglect an air filter, it gets clogged by particles and contaminants that accumulate over time. This build-up then creates an almost impenetrable barrier that impedes familiar airflow and consequently causes numerous troubles for your Heating, Ventilation and A/C system. The first complication that you will experience is higher energy bills. When familiar airflow in your system is restricted, your entire Heating, Ventilation and A/C system works harder to give air and heat where it is needed, increasing your energy bills. The Heating, Ventilation and A/C system will not regulate your home’s indoor temperature properly, and since your system will have difficulty in distributing air and heat sufficiently, some of your rooms could end up too cold or too hot. Dirty air filters can lead to health troubles as they cannot effectively trap contaminants, which might end up circulating in the air you are breathing. Issues such as itchy eyes or throat, headaches, and dizziness may then arise, then you may also have clamped-up coils if they are overworked due to dirty air filters. Air won’t flow over the coils sufficiently, resulting in total system failure! Clogged air filters place undue strain on your Heating, Ventilation and A/C system as it has to work harder to be effective.