Tip & How-To about Heating & Cooling
Hi, This is for all of you people out their that own central heat and air systems, or any Heating and Air Conditioning unit that has a filter. What happens when a filter gets dirty to the point of caving in, this can and will cause severe problems with you're unit. The number one problem is, it will cause ice build up on the evaporator coil as dirt does filter past a clogged filter and build up on the evaporator coil.Some package units are fairly easy to clean, but most you can't get to unless a square section of sheet metal is removed to excess the return side, or back side of the evaporator coil. This is done on roof top units the majority of the time. When a dirty filter is clogged, you will notice very little air flow coming from your vents due to the filter and ice. The air can't get past this ice to cool the house or heat if it is plugged.To call a service tech out to deal with a dirty evaporator coil can, and will be very costly indeed. I do this for a living and am a contractor in this field, and I see this problem everyday. Good for me, but bad for you.So please, change filters monthly if you live in a dusty area and quarterly if not. I am trying to save you those hard earned $$$$$!!! If you have the washable type, wash them.This can lead to very serious problems, as a lot of customers have no idea they even have a filter! So please keep this in mind, change it often, and prevent this problem. If you have little ones in your home, elderly folks with breathing problems, this will help so very much. You can buy the filters that are rated to 95 % up to 99.5% dust free as in a Hep-pa filter as used in hospitals. Yes you will pay more, but whats a life worth when it comes to someone you love that lives with breathing problems? You can't replace this and can't put a dollar amount on a life! I sincerely Hope this has been helpful to all of you out there.
PS Dirty filters effect blower motors and other internal parts, as well as not keeping you're air clean that you breath.You can purchase pleated filter which are much better then the $1.00 ones.You get what you pay for.
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