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How High Humidity can cause Premature Air Filter Failure

Air filters are an important part of your air conditioner system, helping to remove dust, pollen, and other pollutants from the air before it circulates throughout your home. However, in high-humidity environments, air filters can become clogged more quickly, leading to premature failure.

Here's why:

  • Moisture can condense on air filters. When humid air passes through a cold air filter, the moisture in the air can condense on the filter, causing it to become wet and heavy. This can restrict airflow, making it harder for the air conditioner to cool your home.

  • Wet air filters can grow mold and mildew. If a wet air filter is not replaced promptly, it can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. This can not only cause your air conditioner to malfunction, but it can also release harmful spores into the air, which can irritate your respiratory system.

  • Clogged air filters can damage your air conditioner. A clogged air filter can put a strain on your air conditioner, causing it to work harder than it should. This can lead to premature wear and tear on the unit, and may even require costly repairs.

If you live in a high-humidity climate, it's important to change your air filter more frequently than you would in a dry climate. The exact frequency will depend on the humidity level in your area, but a good rule of thumb is to change your air filter every month.

Granger's customers can purchase replacement air filters online through our store for same-day pickup. We offer a variety of air filters to choose from, so you can find the right one for your air conditioner system.

To order your replacement air filter today, visit our website or give us a call. We'll help you find the right filter for your needs and get it to you as quickly as possible.

Here are some additional tips for preventing air filter failure in high-humidity environments:

  • Choose a high-quality air filter that is designed for use in humid conditions.

  • Install a humidifier in your home to help control the humidity level.

  • Clean your air conditioner coils regularly to prevent dust and debris from accumulating.

  • Have your air conditioner serviced by a qualified technician annually.

By following these tips, you can help extend the life of your air filter and keep your air conditioner running smoothly in high-humidity environments.

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