When it comes to AC maintenance, ignoring the filter can turn out to be a horrible mistake. Not cleaning or changing your air conditioner filter can cause quite a few issues that may even need a replacement of the AC.
The primary function of an AC filter is not to purify the air but to trap the dust, pollen, allergens, and other tiny particulates. High Energy Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are the most preferred ones for ACs, and they too need to be replaced every other year based on your appliance usage.
Not changing the filter on time may cause the following problems:
- Restricted Airflow
In an old filter, dust and contaminants are usually accumulated in a large amount that can further pass onto the blower fans and air ducts. This can disrupt the airflow, which in turn will degrade the AC performance and air distribution.
- Inadequate Cooling
Since a dirty filter may cause particles and dirt to settle in the cooling coils, the chances of frost buildup on coils and fans may increase. This can affect the air conditioner’s performance and result in inadequate cooling. By replacing the air filter, this problem can be avoided.
- Damages The AC
Changing the air filters on time can increase the life expectancy of your air conditioner by 3-5 years. As dust and other contaminants strain the components as well as the functionality of your unit, it’s crucial to change clogged HEPA filters on time to prevent damage to the air conditioner.
- Moisture & Mold Growth
Improperly cleaned air filters can result in frost buildup that further increases the risk of moisture and mold growth. Even high-quality HEPA filters need to be cleaned and replaced to avoid any health risks and allergies.
By scheduling regular maintenance from expert technicians at Aire One Peel, the above stated issues caused by unclean air filters can be greatly avoided. If your HEPA filters are old enough and you are facing any of the problems discussed here, feel free to call our team for AC air filter replacement.