Changing the air filter in a furnace or an air conditioner is not something that you think about often. However, it is essential that you do so regularly to help ensure that HVAC components don’t have damage beyond repair.
You’ll Notice Reduced Air Quality
Dirt and other debris that your furnace can’t absorb in the air filter may drift aimlessly into the basement or other rooms of your house. In some cases, dirty air will transfer throughout the home through its network of ducts. If you notice that the air in your home has gotten worse in recent weeks or months, call the folks at Jco Heating A/C Electrical in Springfield. We can perform heating and cooling system maintenance and repair, and this could include inspecting or replacing an air filter.
Furnace and Condenser Motors Could Burn Out
If a filter isn’t able to remove dirt, dust, or other debris out of the air, it could coat a blower motor or fan. This could result in that component having to work harder to produce enough hot or cold air to circulate throughout the house. Eventually, the fan or motor will become too hot to do its job properly. At this point, it will simply stop working, and you will likely need to repair or replace the item.
The Temperature in the Home Becomes Less Uniform
Air may not be able to travel as far when a filter is clogged. Therefore, rooms that are farther away from an air vent may be hotter or colder than those closer to an air vent. This could make it harder to comfortably sleep in your room at night or harder to spend time with clients in your home office.