What Happens if You Run Your A/C Without a Filter

What Happens if You Run Your A/C Without a Filter

Apr 19

As the weather gets warmer and you prep your home for summer, you’ll want to make sure your A/C is running properly with all parts in working order before it’s time to turn it on. While your A/C unit will still run without a filter, it’ can cause a lot of issues and some can be costly to fix. Here’s what you need to know:

Condensation Issues

Running your air conditioner without a filter will not allow the condensate drain to keep moisture away from your unit. The A/C filter keeps debris out of the condensate drain that can cause clogs. A clogged condensate drain can cause water damage to your A/C system.

Poor Air Quality

When you run your A/C,  dust and other debris can get stirred into the air. Your air filter catches dust and other particles so that your indoor air quality doesn’t decline. The buildup of allergens does not make for a healthy home atmosphere. Keep your home allergen-free by ensuring your A/C unit has a properly installed filter.

Reduced Efficiency

Regular maintenance of your A/C unit is key to keeping it running properly. If you run your A/C without a filter or fail to change it, it won’t run efficiently and will cause it to wear out quicker. Air filters stop dust and dirt from building up on all parts of the unit and keeps air flowing freely.

Whether your A/C unit needs a tune-up, air filter change, repair or replacement, we can help. Call or schedule an online appointment with AAA Service today to learn more about our HVAC services.