Air and cabin filters are essential components of any HVAC system and vehicle, respectively. They are responsible for removing impurities such as dust, pet dander, bacteria, pollen, and exhaust fumes from the air that flows through the system. Not only does this improve the air quality inside your home or car, but it also protects your HVAC system from potential damage. Clogged air filters are the number one cause of HVAC system failures.
If you don't change your air filter regularly, it can turn against you. A clear sign that the AC filter needs to be replaced is when the back of the unit is too hot. If the filter is heavily soiled, you may feel warm air coming out the back of the unit. A clogged filter forces the air conditioner to work harder to keep the house cool.
This will lead to more frequent air conditioning repairs and ultimately shorten the life of the unit. The cabin air filter prevents dust, dirt, pollen, bacteria and exhaust fumes from entering your car's HVAC system. It also prevents insects, leaves and other debris from clogging the system. If you don't change the cabin air filter, the filter will become more clogged with dirt and debris and the efficiency of your car's filter and HVAC system will be compromised.
If you have a higher efficiency filter and don't change the AC filter often enough, a buildup of moisture can cause mold to build up in the ducts, leading to serious mold infestations. Reduce the load by simply changing the AC filter regularly. This will help keep your HVAC system running efficiently and improve indoor air quality. Replacing your cabin air filter will also help keep your car's interior clean and free from unpleasant odors.