Londonderry, NH Homeowner Finds Out the Hard Way
An air filter, clogged with dirt and dust, impacts the entire air conditioning unit. The dirt and dust will continue to build up in the air filter until eventually the system will begin to fail, no longer cooling the home. First dirt and dust will not be able to be filtered properly by the air conditioning unit. This will reduce your indoor air quality, as the pollutants are circulated through the home. If this continues to go unaddressed, the dust can affect the unit’s fan and motor causing irreparable damage.
A homeowner in Londonderry realized that she had been negligent in changing her air conditioning unit’s filter. Concerned about the repercussions, she contacted the experts at Joyce Cooling & Heating.
Indoor Air Quality Affected by Dirty Air Filter
One of the first things that will be affected by a dirty air filter is the air quality in the home. A dirty filter is no longer able to trap dirt, dust, pet dander and other contaminants. Instead these irritants are recirculated through the home’s air conditioning. Family members may begin to complain of a stuffy nose, sore throat and other respiratory problems as the indoor air quality declines.
Inefficiently Cooling the Home
A neglected air filter will affect the entire air conditioning system, as the unit has to work harder to cool the home. This can be seen through higher utility bills or simply the air conditioning unit struggling to maintain a set temperature. This type of prolonged inefficiency can affect the lifespan of the AC unit, causing wear and tear and more frequent maintenance.
It is important to regularly change your air conditioning unit’s air filter. This will not only keep the unit in great shape and running efficiently, but it will also ensure that everyone in the home is breathing clean air.
The homeowner in Londonderry has since changed the unit’s air filter and is now on Joyce Cooling & Heating’s Planned Service Program. This type of preventative maintenance will ensure that her system runs smoothly and that the air filter is changed on a regular schedule.