Air conditioner fliter cleaning

Mar 22, 2023

After time, filters accumulate a substantial amount of this dust and dirt, effectively clogging the entrance to the unit’s interior. If the normal airflow is blocked, then air might be forced to enter the unit via a different route which can lead to unwanted dust and dirt reaching areas of the air conditioner and causing issues. That’s why filter maintenance is important because when it is left unchecked, it can reduce the system’s performance and the comfort of the air in your home.

Let’s take a look at what can happen if you skip regular maintenance and the impact it can have on various aspects of your air conditioner’s performance.

Closeup view of an open Air condition unit and very dirty air filters.

Dust Jams
Part of the air filter’s job is to trap dust and dirt. Why? Well, if it gets into the moving parts, like fan motors or valves, it can cause them to jam up and stop working. As a result, the system can try to draw more power which can cause it to burn out completely or use more energy than it needs to.

Freezing Up
If you haven’t cleaned or replaced the filter in a while and your air conditioner just isn’t blowing cold air like it used to, it could mean the system has frozen up. Dirty filters restrict the flow of cold air which can cause it to build up inside the air conditioner. The final result could be the formation of ice on the coils.

Poor Indoor Air Quality
Anyone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? A dirty filter can make their symptoms much worse. How? Clogged filters can cause allergens to build up in the duct system and then release into the air you breathe each time the system kicks on.

With that said, take this as a reminder to change or replace your air filter. It only takes a few minutes and it makes a world of difference.

Need your air conditioning system serviced or repaired? Contact us at Trung Tin!