Your HVAC system has an air filter in its return vent, and if you don’t replace it regularly, you’ll encounter a number of issues in your Forsyth, IL home. A dirty air filter can hinder circulation, prevent you from getting cool air, and affect various AC components in negative ways.
Impact on the Fan Motor
All the debris clogging your filter will make it hard for air to pass into the AC. Since the AC must supply a consistent amount of air at the speed it’s going, the fan motor will overexert itself to make up for that lack of air. This will wear out the motor sooner than you want as well as raise your bill month after month.
Effect on the Coil
The evaporator coil inside your AC’s indoor unit has the job of removing heat from the air. This component will get covered in the debris that slips through your clogged filter, and the consequence will be lukewarm air. The coil will even freeze due to the lack of warm air.
An Overheating System
Lastly, the lack of airflow and the pressure this exerts on the fan motor will eventually cause the AC to overheat; parts may become defective and need replacing, forcing you to call someone over for a repair. All that time, you don’t have cool air, which can make a summer day unbearable. As the AC fails to cool your home, it will also fail to remove humidity from it, causing further discomfort.
Trust Our NATE-Certified Technicians
Tica, Inc. Heating and Cooling offers a maintenance plan that Forsyth residents can count on to keep their AC in good working order, so call today for more details. The tune-up will cover filter replacement and many other tasks. Best of all, you’ll be hiring a family-owned and operated company that has been serving homeowners since 1967.
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