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This is What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Air Filter

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When it’s time to change the oil filter in your car, a little indicator lets you know. That’s because changing the oil filter regularly is important – perhaps the single best thing you can do for car maintenance. It’s also true that changing the air filter on a recommended and regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your HVAC system.

But what happens when you don’t change your air filter? The answer is – nothing good.

Early stages: dirt in the air, dirt in the house

Air filters are designed to help keep your indoor air clean. Depending on their MERV rating (the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, a rating system for the effectiveness of an air filter - the higher the MERV rating, the better the filter is at capturing particles), your air filters trap all kinds of contaminants like lint, dust, smoke, mold, pet dander, pollen, and bacteria before they get through the ventilation system. Filtered air means you’re breathing better quality air and when “the dust settles”, there’s not much of it. Less dust in the air means less dust is getting re-circulated in the air as well. So, you get cleaner lungs and a cleaner house.

Later stages: system inefficiency and eventual failure

When air filters become dirty and clogged, it starts making things difficult for your HVAC system. It has to work harder to do the same job. That’s not only bad for your equipment but bad for your wallet as well. Your energy costs will go up because your equipment is struggling to push air through a dirty filter. Come to think of it, that’s bad for the environment as well – more energy consumption means a bigger carbon footprint.

Insufficient air flow can lead to uneven heating/cooling distribution, making pockets of uncomfortable air despite running things at full blast. It can also cause short cycling. Your system is supposed to cycle on and off periodically during the day, but when the air filter is dirty, it will cycle, cycle, cycle – eating up more energy and providing lower quality results.

Eventually dirty air filters can lead to system failure. The air filters also protect your HVAC equipment. Your system’s fan motor can become so dirty that it can cause the motor to overheat and perhaps even break down. Or if air filters are not regularly cleaned or replaced it can restrict your systems cold air flow inside the air conditioner, eventually causing ice to form on the coils and freeze up the unit.

Can I run my home AC unit without an air filter for one day near Dayton OH?
You can run your home AC unit without an air filter for one day, but it is highly recommended that you refrain from doing so. Your AC unit’s air filter is designed to keep your indoor air quality clean and prevent dirt and dust from entering your AC unit. Although running your AC unit without an air filter may not cause it to malfunction immediately, it is not a good idea since it will lead to unnecessary amounts of dust and dirt in your AC unit as well as in your indoor air. To get a replacement air filter for your AC unit, call us today.
What is the best air filter for your Dayton OH area house?
The best air filter for your Dayton, OH area house is one with a MERV rating of 10 or higher. The MERV rating of your air filter refers to the amount of filtration that your air filter provides. The exact size, brand and thickness of the air filter you will need will depend on the type of ductwork you have and the amount of occupants you have in your home. To determine what air filter is the best for your exact needs, you can ask one of our HVAC technicians. To get your air filter replaced, give us a call today
What is the average cost for a HVAC air filter near Dayton OH?
The average cost for an HVAC air filter in Dayton, OH is about $20-$80 per air filter. The yearly cost for replacing your HVAC air filter will rely heavily on how often you need to replace your air filter and how thick your air filter is. Certain air filters are designed to last longer than others due to their thickness. However, regardless of the type of air filter you have, you may still have to replace it frequently because of the amount of people or pets in your home. To learn more about getting your HVAC air filter replaced, contact us today

Change those air filters

Depending on the model, it’s best to clean or change your filters on a regular basis for best performance and longest life of your HVAC system. If that’s one more thing you’ll struggle to remember, let a qualified HVAC professional take care of that as part of a routine maintenance contract. The air filter – and the maintenance contract – are cost effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and prolong the life of your valuable HVAC equipment.

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