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How Dirty Air Filters Negatively Impact Indoor Air Quality

A dirty air filter compared to a clean air filter.

Dirty air filters are one of the leading causes of poor indoor air quality. Not only do they allow contaminants to enter your home, but they also put stress on your AC system and increase allergy symptoms. In this blog post, Hedrick's Service Now will discuss the negative impacts that dirty air filters have on indoor air quality.

Stress on Your AC System

If you have a dirty air filter, it can put stress on your AC system. This is because the system has to work harder to pull air through the clogged filter. Not only does this waste energy, but it can also cause your AC unit to overheat and break down.

In addition, dirty air filters can negatively impact indoor air quality. Dust and other particles can build up on the filter, which can then be circulated throughout your home. This can lead to respiratory problems and trigger symptoms for those who suffer from asthma and allergies. It’s important to change your air filter regularly to prevent these problems. Check your owner’s manual for specific recommendations.

Increase Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Like we just mentioned, dirty air filters can make allergies and asthma worse. If you have allergies or asthma, you know how important it is to keep your environment clean and free of triggers. Unfortunately, many people don't realize that one of the most common triggers for allergies and asthma is a dirty air filter.

When air filters become clogged with dust, pollen, dander, and other particles, they can no longer do their job properly. This means that all of those allergens are recirculated back into your home instead of being trapped in the filter. Not only does this reduce the quality of your indoor air, but it can also make your symptoms worse. If you're struggling with allergies or asthma, be sure to check your air filters regularly and replace them as needed.

To learn more about our indoor air quality services and how we can help reduce contaminants from floating around our home, give us a call at (214) 509-6029 or fill out our online contact form to speak with one of our team members today!