Forgot to Change Your AC’s Filter? 3 Reasons You May Regret It

October 14, 2014

Your air conditioner's air filter should be checked every 30 days and changed when it’s visibly dirty.

And changing the filter is not difficult.

Yet many homeowners don’t do it (or simply forget). This can be disastrous.

Here is the top 3 ways ignoring your air conditioner’s air filter can spell disaster.

Raises your energy bills

Do you like paying more to cool your home than you need to? Didn’t think so.

Dirty air filters restrict the airflow to your air conditioner. This means that your air conditioner can’t get the air as it needs to cool your home as it’s designed to.

As a result, your AC runs longer and more often. This raises your energy bills and gives more of your hard-earned cash to the electric company.

Kills your air conditioner

As if higher energy bills weren’t enough, a dirty air filter can also wreak havoc on your air conditioner.

With the airflow restricted, the air conditioner must work harder. This can cause problems like:

  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Overheating

This stress can cause your AC to break down and cut years off its lifespan. All because someone didn’t change the air filter regularly!

AC not working? Check out our list of What to Check Before Calling a Repair Company.

Destroys your home comfort

Dirty air filters can also make you uncomfortable. How?

A dirty air filter restricts airflow into your air conditioner. That means less cooled air makes it into your home, as well. So some rooms and spots in your home are uncomfortably warm.

Changing your air filter: just do it

All these problems are easy to prevent. Just check your air filter once a month and change it if it’s dirty.

Advanced Air is the air conditioning company homeowners in Fort Myers have trusted since 1989. If you have questions for us or want more information on any of our services, contact us here.