HVAC experts say that you need a new AC filter every 30 to 90 days in Cochran, GA. How often you change yours will depend on factors like the presence of any pets or smokers in your home. If you neglect to replace it, your air filter will clog and damage your air conditioner. Here are a few of the effects that a clogged air filter can cause.

Damage to the Fan Motor

A clogged air filter is an obstruction to air circulation. Your air conditioner pulls the warm air in your home at a consistent speed to produce even results without warm spots. But with this obstruction decreasing the airflow, it’ll work harder to do its job. That extra strain damages the fan motor and may even cause it to overheat; take note that the motor is an expensive component.

Ice on the Evaporator Coils

In addition, the evaporator coils, which absorb the warm air, will freeze because of the lack of warm air passing through the return vent. Homeowners should worry about what happens after that because the ice will thaw. The water, not having anywhere to drain to, will create a hospitable environment for contaminants that affect the indoor air quality. As dealers in purifiers and other IAQ systems, we want you to avoid this health hazard.

Low Air Pressure and Warm Spots

Since the motor will wear down over time with the strain, it won’t blow out as hard as it used to. This can lead to some rooms becoming hotter than others.

The team at Pruett Air Conditioning stands behind our work. Although we’re a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we service all makes and models of ducted and ductless air conditioners. We can replace your clogged air filter and perform an AC repair. Give us a call today for fast, professional service in Cochran, GA.

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