Any HVAC system, including Coleman systems, controls the air quality inside of your Edwardsville, IL home. If you do not regularly replace your air filter, then you will face a lot more problems than just air quality ones. Here is a list of possible problems you can experience if you do not replace your air filter on a regular basis.

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Short Cycling

When your HVAC system is turning on and off frequently, this is referred to as short cycling. Short cycling can occur for a variety of reasons and having a dirty air filter is one of them. When short cycling occurs, you will notice that there is an increase in your heating and cooling bill. Besides this, you will also notice the constant noise coming out of your HVAC system, which compromises your overall comfort.

HVAC Wear & Tear

The main reason why an air filter is important is that it helps block dust and small particles from entering your home. However, when your system’s air filter gets dirty it is unable to block these particles. As a result, you will end up with poor indoor air quality. However, besides this dust will start to form inside of your system itself. This can then create friction inside of your HVAC.

Friction Is needed in order for any machine to run, however, if there is too much friction, the capacity of the system can become reduced. In terms of your home’s heating and cooling system, too much friction will make your system run longer in order to produce the same as it normally would. This ends up creating more wear and tear on your system, and it can reduce the overall lifespan of your system.

Your HVAC Systems Efficiency will be Reduced

When your air filter is clogged or dirty, it will have to run more in order to produce the same level of heating or cooling that it normally does. However, this also means that your system will consume more electricity. This means that your system’s overall efficiency will be reduced. If you are waiting on replacing your air filter in order to save money, then you are unfortunately going in the wrong direction. You are actually wasting more money by putting off your filter replacement.

Uneven Heating & Cooling

HVAC Maintenance

If your air filter is dirty or clogged it can restrict the airflow throughout your HVAC system. As a result of this, you will start to notice uneven cooling and heating in your home. This will cause you to feel uncomfortable in your home and is a sign that your HVAC’s efficiency is reduced.

If you are noticing issues with your home’s HVAC system, make sure to give our team at B & W Heating & Cooling a call today. Our experts are here to make sure your home is comfortable for you and your family!