The air filter captures dirt, dust and other pollutants so that they don’t cause problems with the AC, but it’s recommended that everyone in Trussville, AL, replace this the filter every 90 days to ensure the best results. It may even be prudent to do so every 60 days if you own pets or you smoke. If you don’t replace your filter in a timely manner, you’ll notice one or more of the following signs.
Lukewarm Air and Low Air Pressure
One thing that a clogged filter does is coat the evaporator coil with dirt and grime, preventing that component from absorbing heat out of your home. This means your home will never get cool, and your AC will run excessively.
At the same time, you’ll notice that the air doesn’t blow out as strongly as before. The reason is that the clogged filter is putting strain on the AC fan motor. If your motor fails and your system breaks down completely, you may find yourself considering a new AC installation soon.
A Short-Cycling AC
If your air conditioner doesn’t cycle for an extremely long time, then it may do the opposite and shut off before it runs for the 10 to 15 minutes that a typical cycle should last. This will happen because the dirty filter will cause the AC to overheat.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
A dirty evaporator coil will tend to freeze over because of the lack of heat. When the ice thaws, the water collects inside the AC and can encourage the growth of biological contaminants. If you or your family members are experiencing worse allergy symptoms than usual, this may be to blame.
Total Comfort Heating and Air is happy to provide AC maintenance for homeowners throughout Trussville, so call us today and ask about our services. We include filter replacement and other tasks that will ensure efficient AC performance. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.
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