What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter  

One of the most common concerns that we encounter at Stevenson Service Experts in Columbus is filthy air filters. They might seem like a very tiny piece of the overall home comfort puzzle, but the role they play in helping us maintain comfort is a lot larger than most homeowners recognize. Regardless if it is cooling season or heating season, having a dirty air filter can cause a host of problems for your heating and AC system.  

So what exactly happens when you forget to change your air filter? Here are a just a handful of the side effects you may encounter:  

  • Diminished airflow. This is easily the biggest issue you’ll recognize when your home’s air filter is badly clogged. The longer the air filter goes without being swapped out, the more dirt, dust and other particles build up. Of course, this inhibits air from passing through the filter as it should, meaning your system is working significantly harder to provide you with the same amount of air.  
  • Frozen coil. If your system is operating harder as a result of a filthy air filter, you also run the danger of having the cooling coil freeze inside of the system, because it’s running overtime to leave you with cool air.  
  • Total loss of cooling or heating. This is also a probability if your air filter goes unattended for months and months on end. In essence, you will have worked your system so hard that something gives out or wears out and needs to be replaced or serviced.  
  • Short cycling. Short cycling means the heating and cooling system turns on and off more than it should. When your system short cycles, it may overheat or break down from the added work, possibly causing damage to your system.  

In addition to these, you can also expect:  

  • A shortened equipment lifecycle  
  • Lower energy efficiency  
  • Decreased air quality  
  • Greater dust and debris  
  • Lack of comfort  

If you’re not sure when you last changed your air filter, it may be a good time to do so in order to avert any potential damage that might come with a filthy air filter. If you don’t know where your home’s air filter is located or you simply have a question about the variety of air filters available, give Stevenson Service Experts a call at 614-334-3192 or schedule an appointment online

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