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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Clogged Air Conditioning Filters: 4 Things You Need to Look Out For

Ethan Burton

Most people look forward to the summer. It comes with conducive weather conditions that allow them to go for vacations, camping, swimming and other recreational activities. Sadly, high temperatures during the summer can make you uncomfortable when spending time indoors. You need to invest in quality air conditioning systems to regulate indoor temperature. For such systems to function properly, all parts must be in good condition, especially the filters. The following discussion sheds light on the symptoms of clogged air conditioning filters.

1. Dirty Ducts

Air conditioning ducts work so much during the summer. They are the gateway for all the air coming through from the outside. They work with the filters to clean the air before it gets to you. Clogged filters are ineffective at cleaning the incoming air, leading to an accumulation of dust, debris, pet hair and other kinds of obstructions. Lots of dirt accumulating in the ductwork, especially further away from the filters, is a common symptom of clogging. 

2. Unfamiliar Odour

An unfamiliar smell can also be an indication of a clogged air conditioning filter. The primary function of the filter is to trap and remove unwanted material from the air flowing through the system. They can trap anything from dust particles to flying creatures. When such creatures die and decompose on the filter, they produce a noticeable odour that spreads across the indoor space whenever you turn on your air conditioning system. This indicates clogging of the filters. 

3. Reduced Flow of Air

After installing your air conditioning, you will enjoy a certain volume of airflow depending on the settings you prefer. Clogging blocks the inlet pores of the filter, reducing the amount of air passing through to the other side. The best way of detecting reduced airflow is to monitor the air conditioning system while trying out different settings. If there is no significant change in the volume of air coming through, then there is unwanted material clogging the filters.

4. Dirt on the Fan Blades

Ideally, a good air conditioner should not let any dirt get to the fan blades. This is because the rotary motion of the fan blades will blow the dirt straight into the air you are breathing. If you notice any dirt on the blade, wipe it off with a clean cloth and look out for an unusually fast build up.  In conclusion, clogged filters are not good for the air conditioning system.  They are also a health hazard. Replacing clogged filters with new ones is the best way to restore normalcy for your air conditioning system.