The filter in your air conditioner will need to be replaced on a regular basis to keep your indoor air quality clean. We help customers throughout Greenwood and surrounding areas in Central Indiana replace and clean clogged air filters.
The purpose of an air filter is to keep unwanted particles from circulating through the AC unit and into your air. Dust would be the most common impurity that a filter is designed to catch. Of course, the more dust a filter catches, the more the filter becomes loaded with it. Once the filter compiles an excess amount of dust, dander, and debris, it has to be replaced. The combination of the size of the air filter and the quality of the indoor air are the two factors that contribute most to how frequently the filter has to be replaced.
If the filter is not replaced regularly and becomes too clogged, airflow will be reduced. The clogged filter prevents air from traveling through. If there is not enough cold air running through the AC unit, your home will not be cooled as effectively. In addition, the low-quality air that results from a clogged filter can lead to respiratory problems in those who breathe it.
An improperly operating filter can also damage the evaporator coil in your AC unit, which will lead to costly repairs. An old filter can create problems that can harm the rest of your cooling system. For this reason alone, changing the filter every one or two months is recommended.
Aside from regular filter replacement, a great way to ensure that your AC unit continues to run properly is to have an annual inspection performed. This way, we will be able to identify and repair rising problems before they become larger issues.