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7 Signs You Have A Clogged Air Filter

A clogged air filter can cause a lot of issues for your home and family. Some of these issues include dust, dander, and other allergens filling the air you breathe, higher utility bills, and damage to your HVAC unit which can lead to costly repairs or even worse, the need for an entire system replacement.

Knowing what to look for can save a lot of time, money, and headaches with your heating and cooling system. Here are a few key signs of a dirty air filter or air filter clog:

Hair, dust, and dirt are ingrained into an air filter.

  • You Can See Actual Dirt On The Filter

    This is one of the most noticeable signs. If your air filter is visibly gray and dirty, then there is a good chance it is clogged. Dirty air filters can’t reduce the amount of dust and debris that enters your home, in fact, they only add to it

  • Your Home Is Dustier Than Normal

    Everyone is going to have a bit of dust settling on their knick-knacks from time to time. However, if you notice a significant increase of dust in your home, chances are your air filter is clogged and needs to be replaced.

  • Your Family Is Experiencing Allergy Like Symptoms

    Itchy, burning eyes, a sore throat, or a runny nose can indicate that your air filter is chock full of dust. A clogged air filter can circulate pet dander and other allergens into the air your family breathes on a daily basis.

  • Your AC Unit Is Hot To The Touch

    If your air filter is clogged, your air conditioning system is not running efficiently and is having to use more energy to cool your home. This continuous usage can cause your AC unit to get hot.

  • You Notice Strange Smells Coming From Your HVAC System

    Your air conditioning unit should never smell like something is burning. This is a clear sign that something is wrong and you should inspect your air filter.

  • Little To No Airflow Coming From Your Vents

    If there doesn’t seem to be enough air flowing through your vents, a clogged air filter could be to blame. Clogged filters prevent airflow and can also cause some areas of your home to be hotter or cooler than others.

  • You Notice A Spike In Your Energy Bills

    Nobody likes to open their utility bill to see a huge increase on their statement. A clogged filter can cause your HVAC unit to need more energy to heat or cool your home which will cause that unsightly rise in your bill.

It’s also possible for homeowners to have a warped or bad air filter. If you notice any holes, tears in the fibers or that the filter won’t fit into your system, then you need to shut your system off and replace it immediately.

Air Conditioning Maintenance in Lancaster, VA

Replacing your air filter is a crucial part of keeping your HVAC system properly maintained. It is also important that you schedule annual system servicing to keep your unit in good shape so it can continue to keep your family comfortable throughout the changing of the seasons.

Crowther Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing the homeowners of Lancaster and the surrounding areas with quality air conditioning maintenance since 1954. Not only do we pledge to deliver expert service each and every time, our dedicated team of HVAC professionals are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer emergency services to families when they need it the most.

Call Crowther To Schedule Your AC Maintenance Today!

If you are a homeowner in the Lancaster area and have been searching for dependable HVAC services performed by trustworthy technicians, you’ve found it with Crowther. Give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our heating and cooling specialists today!

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