High Temperature Filters – What Happens When They Get Clogged

In few of our last posts, we have discussed the significance of high temperature filters as well as their industrial and commercial applications. This article discusses another side of the story and that is, what happens when you don’t replace the high temperature filters as recommended. The high temperature filters may also get clogged when not replaced on time or operated improperly. This article discusses some of the consequences.

If high temperature filters are not replaced, it makes the blowers in the air filtration system works harder to push the air. This leads to consumption of more energy and thus higher bills. It also becomes more vulnerable to damage from the strain. The difficulty in making the air move also implies that your living areas might not get enough air, which results in poor building comfort and the temperature sensors that regulate when the filtration system turns on and off might not even show the temperature required to alarm the system to shut down. This is another expense that puts more strain on fan motor.

Since the cooled or heated air is unable to flow out of the furnace, the system comes under the risk of overheating. Though you will paying the same amount of fuel or energy, but there will be no proportionate change in the indoor setting. The added materials on the high temperature filters can also become a source of moisture to accumulate, letting the growth of bacterial colonies and mold formation. Not just do these make an even stronger obstacle to circulate air, but if they colonize the wrong filter side, they start to bring allergens and pollutants into the indoor air.

It is recommended to change the high temperature filters within 6 months or as per the recommendations made by the manufacturers or HVAC experts.

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