You have central heating and cooling, which is convenient in part because there’s not much to worry about. With window units, there’s a frequent problem with leaks, and you don’t get a central thermostat to control them. With portable heaters, you’re facing high energy costs and potential fires.
Central heating and cooling systems combine comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency. But they still need attention and maintenance like any other large system. That includes professional maintenance along with the things you do at home—like changing the filter. And this task is more important than you might think.
How a Clogged Filter Affects a Furnace
Let’s say you let your filter go unchanged for a few months. You haven’t noticed any reduction in your air quality, so you don’t think too much of it. And while a filter does help to remove certain particles from the air that could aggravate your allergy symptoms, that’s not the primary reason to change it.
It turns out that a clogged filter can actually cause damage to a furnace or air conditioning unit. How? Your system was designed to take in a certain amount of airflow when it turns on. And that dirty filter is blocking air from coming into the system.
Improve Efficiency with a Simple Filter Change
A dirty air filter restricts airflow to the point that your heater or air conditioner can no longer properly do its job. You likely won’t feel comfortable if you’re not getting the right amount of air coming into the home. And, furthermore, your furnace can short cycle when it doesn’t get the amount of airflow it needs. That means high bills since the furnace uses so much energy to start up and worn-down components over time.
AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. does quality work for a fair price here in Douglas, GA. Call our office for more information about our heating and air conditioning services.