Air Filters; The Good, Bad, and Ugly

A major issue, costly repair expenses that no one wants! Air filters are designed to help keep the air that comes into your house clean. The air filter(s) also help to improve your unit(s) energy efficiency.

When the filter is not changed regularly, many issues can arise. Air Conditioning unit(s) cycle, which allows the temperature in your house to be maintained. When you have a dirty or clogged filter, it can make the unit short cycle, causing wasted energy and unnecessary temperature changes resulting in an uncomfortable feeling.

A clean air filter allows air to flow freely, while a dirty one restricts the air flow causing build up inside the unit lowering the internal temperature. With enough time, the cold air can cause ice to form on the coils resulting in the unit not working properly or at all. Even if your unit does not freeze, the restricted air flow is not good for your unit. Dirty air filter(s) can also cause uneven cooling, which is not ideal as it can cause a lower level of comfort at a higher cost. Allergen build up is another major reason that you will want to ensure regular changing of your filter(s). When you have a dirty filter(s), you have a forced-air system running. This causes allergens to be released into the air you are breathing.

A good filter will stop dust, dirt, and allergens from building up on the unit’s internal components. A bad filter can cause additional wear and tear on your unit, which in turn may cause costly repair expenses. Your unit will last longer when you take proper care of it by maintaining it, using the proper filter(s), as well as changing your filter(s) regularly.

Ary Co AC & Heat offers maintenance for your unit, filter changing services, and individual sell of pleated filters. Please call out office and we will be happy to assist you. 940-627-5882


Trish Callahan