Asked by: Ousainou Patzelhome and garden indoor environmental quality
Can a dirty filter cause central air from working?
Likewise, what happens if your air filter is dirty in your house?
When that airflow is impeded by a dirty or clogged air filter, it means your system has to struggle much harder to cool your house. For A/C and heat pump systems, a clogged air filter can also cause the evaporator coil to get caked with dirt, mold or bacteria.
People also ask, can Dirty air filters make you sick?
If the filter's dirty, everything past the filter is dirty too, including the air you breathe. This pumps your home full of dust and allergens. Speaking of allergens, they can cause a number of physical symptoms like headaches, fatigue, tightness in your chest, and a mess of cold symptoms you may not be able to shake.
If you don't change your AC filter, it will begin to fail. It will no longer be able to filter the air properly, letting dust and contaminants get into the AC. Dust jams the moving parts of an AC such as fan motors and valves. The HVAC system will draw more power to overcome the obstacle.