In previous posts, we have talked about the importance of filters to your HVAC system. But what happens when the old one is clogged and you don’t have a replacement on hand? Can you run your HVAC without a filter. Keep reading to find out.
Can I Run My HVAC Without a Filter?
Your filters play a crucial role in air conditioning. They protect your family by keeping the air in your home clean and help prevent damage to your HVAC system by trapping pollutants (such as dirt, dust, pollen, or mold) before they can attach themselves to other components of the system.
In States like Texas, you use your HVAC almost every day, so a situation may arise where you ask yourself if it’s safe to run your system without air conditioning.
The answer is that while your HVAC can run without a filter, experts advise against doing it. The reason is that the lack of a filter may cause a host of problems to your HVAC, including:
- Damage to the ductwork
- Condensation drain issues
- Malfunction of mechanical components
- Higher energy bills
Most importantly, running your HVAC without a filter means that the air circulating in your home will be unfiltered, which may impact the health of your family, especially if you have pets or if a person living in your home has allergies.
Changing your filters regularly (at least every three months, or as often as needed) keeps your family safe and helps your unit work more efficiently. It also prevents costly repairs and lowers your energy costs.
According to the Department of Energy, changing your filters regularly helps you lower your energy consumption by 5% to 15%. Being diligent with your filters pays off!
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