The Effects of Not Changing Your Air Filter

We all know that it is important to change our HVAC unit’s air filter regularly, but may not realize all the reasons why. Here is what can happen if your air filter is not changed on a regular basis:

– The blower fan will have to work harder: A dirty air filter will force the blower fan to work harder to push air, which will not only lead to higher energy bills, but could cause it to wear out due to the strain.

– The difficulty in blowing air will lead to rooms not being effectively heated or cooled: An air filter that needs to be replaced will cause your HVAC unit to work less effectively, which will impact your home comfort.

– Mold or bacteria can develop: Additional material on the air filter provides a place for moisture to gather which can lead to the growth of mold or bacteria colonies. This creates yet another barrier against circulating air, and could introduce pollutants into your home.

– Your system will be at risk of overheating or freezing: When heated or cooled air can’t travel out of the system, the system runs the risk of overheating or freezing up. You’ll pay the same amount for operating the system, but the unit will not change your indoor temperature.

It is best to change your air filter every month or two. Visit SunAirTampa.com to contact Sun Air Services for air conditioning service in Tampa if your unit is still not operating at its best even after changing your filter.