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Why It’s Important to Replace Your HVAC Air Filter

As we come closer to another change of season, it’s important to remember that your air filter needs changing. A clogged and dirty air filter may seem somewhat harmless, but the truth is that an air filter full of dirt and dust can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. This is why air filter replacement in Savannah is so important. If you have trouble remembering to change your air filter, the experts at AAction Air can offer you some tips and tricks to help you remember. Are you experiencing problems that could be the result of a clogged air filter? Then call us today!

Problems Caused by a Dirty Air Filter

Your HVAC system was made to operate with a certain amount of air flow; if the system doesn’t have the needed air flow, multiple issues can develop:

Air Flow Problems

The job of your HVAC system’s air filter is to stop large amounts of dirt and dust from entering your system; it also helps stops debris from entering the system. But air still has to pass successfully through the filter for your HVAC to work. When the filter is too clogged and dirty, it acts as a stop-gag for the air rather than as a filter. One of the most immediate problems that develops from this is low air flow.

Icing

If you have an air conditioner, or use a heating and cooling system that uses refrigerant, such as a heat pump, you have an air filter for the system. One problem that can develop from low air flow caused by a dirty air filter is icing on some of the parts, particularly the evaporator coils. This is because the lack of proper air flow causes an imbalance between the warm parts and the cool parts of the system, and condensation develops that then quickly freezes.

High Energy Bills

Low air flow from a dirty air filter forces your HVAC system to work harder because the system doesn’t have the amount of air it needs to heat or cool your home. The result of any HVAC having to work harder is more energy usage, and you’ll see this reflected in your home’s monthly energy bills.

With regular air filter replacement for your HVAC in Savannah, you can stave off a number of potential problems. If you need any kind of assistance with your HVAC’s air filter, call AAction Air today!

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