The Importance of Cleaning Your Air Conditioner Filters

by Airrite Mech4 Air-rite Mechanical Services

Your home air conditioner is part of your total HVAC system.  Air conditioner filters are extremely important both for your system and for your personal comfort.  There are 3 very important reasons to regularly check and change your air conditioner filters.  Those reasons are energy efficiency; protection of internal system components; and, personal comfort.

Energy Efficiency

Dirty air conditioner filters will decrease the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.  This means your system will have to work harder and harder to cool your home.  The harder your system works – the higher your utility bill at the end of the month will be.  Utility costs are high enough without adding extra unneeded cost.  This is a very good financial reason to change those filters.

Protection of Internal System Components

Dirty air conditioner filters are detrimental to the internal system components of your air conditioner.  Two vital internal system components are the condenser and the evaporator coils.  Dirty or clogged filters cause a variety of problems.  If the airflow is lower, the evaporator coils may experience an ice build up which can cause the system to overheat.  The condenser on the system will break down much sooner because of having to work harder and harder.  Evaporator coils and the condenser are the most expensive components to replace in your system.  System repairs are additional expenses.


Dirty air conditioner filters will cause both personal comfort and health issues.  As far as comfort goes, you will experience less cooling and higher temperatures within your home.  This is not a good situation on extremely hot days.  Higher temperatures can easily be avoided with a system in perfect working order.  Finally, dirty filters can reduce indoor air quality.  The air in your home will be dirtier with more dust and even debris in the air within your home.  Respiratory problems and allergies can be aggravated and may require medical attention.  Medical bills will cost you more money.

It is very important to change your air conditioner filters on a regular basis to stay healthy and save money.  Even though air conditioner filter replacement is usually self-service, you want to be sure you have the proper filters for your system.  We are experts and we will be happy to assist you in choosing just the right filters that you need.


Air-Rite has been catering to HVAC requirements of homes and commercial spaces for a number of years in Australia. If you require an HVAC system of any kind, feel free to get in touch with us! We provide sales, installation, maintenance, and repairs.

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