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Denver Heating and Air: Dirty Air Filters Cause a Host of Problems

dirty air filtersWhen was the last time you changed the air filters in your home? If you can’t remember, it’s been too long.  Dirty filters will cause the air conditioner to freeze and the furnace to run too hot.  If you only have a furnace you can get by with changing filters every 3 months. If you have an air conditioner you should consider change filters on a monthly basis.

As a general rule of thumb, you need to change your air filter every three months. Some manufacturers may actually recommend you replace your filters every three months.  Be sure to check your HVAC manual for details or call Sanders and Johnson your Heating and Air Conditioning experts.

What’s the problem with having a dirty air filter? A dirty air filter isn’t just a problem, it’s several problems:

  • Indoor air quality  — When your air filter is filled with dust and debris it won’t be able to clean the air in your home properly.  Dirty filters mean your family will be breathing in all sorts of contaminants, therefore, this can lead to a host of respiratory issues, including asthma.
  • Not getting any cold air — A clogged filter will block the air flow making it more difficult to keep your home cool and comfortable. You  will have to crank up your AC to get your space cold enough.  Dirty filter’s lead to unnecessary high electricity bills.
  • Your air conditioner takes a beating — When the air filters are dirty and haven’t been replaced your AC has to work much harder to cool your house. This extra workload on your air conditioning can cause serious wear and tear which reduces the lifetime of your unit.

Remember, having your air conditioner or furnace checked is like changing the oil in your car.  If you remember  you need to change them don’t wait to long to do it.   The longer you wait the more potential the problems could be for your units and the expenses you could incur.

For all your Denver air conditioning maintenance and repair needs, trust the experienced team at Sanders & Johnson.  Contact Us for more details on how we can help you!

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