Spring Valley Airconditioning

RICHLAND & LEXINGTON: 803-788-0639

LUGOFF - ELGIN: 803-438-1052

RICHLAND & LEXINGTON: 803-788-0639

LUGOFF - ELGIN: 803-438-1052

What Happens Inside My HVAC Unit When I Don't Change My Air Filters?

Spring Valley Air Conditioning


Technician working on outdoor hvac unit

Cleaning the air filters on your HVAC unit is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain the system. If you think about how they work, HVAC units bring in air from outside, often filled with dirt and dust, and cycle it through your system to cool or heat it. It then pumps this air into your home, reducing the temperatures for your air conditioning system or heating the temperature through your furnace. It works hard to give you the conditioned air you need, but if you fail to take care of it, chances are good you’ll notice a difference.

Blocked HVAC Units Mean More Pollutants in Your Home

If your HVAC units are not clean, the system cannot filter the air it pumps into your home. As a result, whatever is in the air, ends up in your home. This might include:

• Dust
• Dirt
• Bacteria
• Pollen
• Pet dander
• Other particles

If your home is dusty, there’s a good chance your air filters are dirty!

Your HVAC System Is Working Hard, Too

When dirty air clogs the filters, the system must work harder to push conditioned air through the home. As a result, you spend more on heating and cooling costs because the system is working harder and longer to keep your home at the right temperature. This means you spend more money on energy costs and you still may not actually achieve the desired temperature in your home. Over time, this hard, inefficient work reduces the lifespan of your system.

Getting the Help You Need

You don’t have to clean your air filters yourself. You can have our team of friendly, professionals at Spring Valley Air Conditioning help you with the process. Cleaning the air filters along with maintaining the system through an annual inspection can save you money, help keep your home clean, and aid in making sure the air you breathe in your home is as clean as possible. Contact Spring Valley Air Conditioning today for all of your HVAC needs.