One of the most basic maintenance tasks that homeowners in Easley, SC, should take care of is air filter replacement. Without a clean air filter, your air conditioner won’t do its job properly. As a result, many problems may arise. Here are three ways that a dirty air filter can affect AC performance and your comfort.

Poor Airflow

All the dirt and dust that have collected on the filter will obstruct airflow. This will reduce the pressure at which the air conditioner blows cool air, so you may not feel comfortable even after the system has been on for 15 minutes. All the while, the AC system is straining to blow at the programmed speed, so the fan and motor will wear out sooner than expected.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

When the filter clogs, pollutants will pass through and enter the air handler — the indoor portion of the air conditioner. It’ll then coat the evaporator coil, which is the component where the refrigerant absorbs heat from the incoming air. Lacking hot air, ice will build up on the coil, and your air will remain as warm as before.

Higher Energy Bills

The strain that the clog introduces will make an air conditioning breakdown an almost certain possibility,. Eventually, you’ll need to request a brand-new AC replacement.

Air conditioning repairs will become more frequent, and these will be more costly in nature. Before any of that happens, though, you’ll face higher monthly bills as the air conditioner must use more energy to reach the same set point that you’ve always had.

Hire Our NATE-Certified Technicians

Preferred Choice Heating and Air provides AC maintenance services, including our
Preferred Comfort Community plan. Call today for a convenient appointment. We give the kind of warm, personalized care that can only come from a family-owned company, and we service all makes and models of air conditioners.

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