Homeowners often don’t realize this–or perhaps they’re even in a little bit of denial about it–but a dirty air filter can actually cause a great deal of trouble for their air conditioners.
Now, you’ve probably seen us talk about dirty air filters before–we recommend changing yours every 1-3 months. But it’s probably not for the reason you think. The reason we suggest this is not for your indoor air quality like you might assume, but to protect the air conditioner itself.
You see, this filter is in place to block particles and contaminants from damaging the inside of your HVAC system by pummeling it or jamming the fan. When an AC system is too dirty, it can accumulate a lot of problems. Read on to learn more about what these problems are.