If you are like most homeowners in the Dorsey, IL area, you most likely aren’t thinking about your heating and cooling system until it breaks down, and you are forced to confront the problem. Among the many reasons why your HVAC system has failed, a dirty/clogged air filter can be one of them. The air filters are strategically placed throughout the heating and air conditioning system to act as a barrier and trap dust and other contaminants from circulating through your home. This is why your filters need to be changed on a regular basis in order to properly trap those contaminants before they enter your home. Every home is different and depends on the number of people living in it, the number of pets, and the size of the home. However, the general rule of thumb is to change them every 2-3 months.
Consequences of Not Changing Your Air Filters
- Decrease in Comfort
- An Increase in Energy Bills
- Unnecessary Wear & Tear Damage
- Health Concerns
When your filters become clogged, they struggle with preventing pollutants from getting into your home, and they also block the airflow throughout your system. This prevents your home from being properly cooled or warmed and can lead to overall discomfort.
Similar to what we previously mentioned, clogged filters can add unnecessary strain to your home’s HVAC system. This is because your system has to work so much harder in order to properly cool or heat your home. This will end up costing you more because your system is having to run longer than normal.
When your system has to deal with clogged filters, there are be some wear and tear damage that will occur. The longer and harder your equipment have to work, the more likely it is to become damaged and need to be repaired.
Last but not least, a clogged and dirty filter can result in health concerns for you and your family. When the filter is no longer working as effectively as it should be, these pollutants travel into your home, and into the air that your family breathes. Some immediate issues that are caused include itchy eyes, dizziness, headaches, and even fatigue. When your filters are not changed for long periods of time, issues such as respiratory problems can occur.
If you are wanting to ensure that your home’s indoor air quality is not at its best, give our team at B & W Heating & Cooling a call today. Our team is here to make sure your home’s HVAC system, no matter if it’s a Coleman brand or not, is working the way it should!