If you install the filter in the wrong direction, you'll have difficulty getting air to flow through the filter material and your air controller will have to work overtime to compensate for the loss of air flow. Not only is this a waste of energy, but it can also damage the air conditioner or heating system. Beyond the cost of inadequate filtration, you're likely to suffer from a decline in indoor air quality. The filter is designed to remove a large amount of unwanted debris, but only when installed in a certain direction.
If you place the filter upside down, the normally collective end of the device will not face the air supply. In fact, your filter will help keep dirt in the air. When a filter is installed in the wrong direction, it can quickly become clogged with dust, pollen, dander and other particles. Air filters for HVAC systems come in a variety of sizes.
If the size of the air filter is wrong, first of all, it will not fit properly. Even if you do, using the wrong air filter will result in poor indoor air quality and overload the air conditioning and heating system. The most common problem you'll have if you have an improperly installed filter is decreased efficiency. Since the filter is designed to be efficient when installed only one way, its improper installation will cause your system to be inefficient.
In reality, one side of the filter is more porous to allow more air to flow freely. So, when a filter is installed backwards, it means that your oven has to work harder to deliver the results you want. This will result in higher utility bills and may cause damage to your oven. At first you won't feel the effects of this, but this inefficiency can build up and cause the oven system to break and further repairs.
As if that weren't enough, the air quality in your living space will also decrease. When you place the air filter in the wrong direction, it cannot capture dust or air particles, and they will remain floating in the air. So what happens if the air filter is poorly installed? Air filters are designed to be installed in a certain direction. Installing the air filter backwards can restrict air flow through the air filter, cause the filter structure to fail, and allow dust, dirt and other debris to pass through the filter and accumulate in the evaporator coil.
If the evaporator coil becomes dirty, the system will not operate at optimal efficiency and could clog the condensate discharge pipe and cause the system to fail. Under the suction pressure of the fan, these filter structures will eventually fail over time, causing the cardboard filter frame to bend or even bend in the return box. These filters will last approximately 3 months, however, they can fail, causing the filter frame to bend or even bend in the return box. However, if you're not careful, an upside-down air filter can cause quite a few problems with your heating and cooling system.
After all, an efficient filter can save you money in the long run and ensure that you breathe quality air. Some filters can even remove small particles, such as allergens, and provide very healthy air for your living space. Air filters have direction arrows to indicate in which direction to install the air filter on the return. One tip is that, once you find out the direction of the air flow, draw an arrow on the air filter with a permanent marker so that the next time you change it, you can match the arrows on the air filters.
It all starts with understanding how your HVAC system works and making sure that air filters are properly installed and replaced on a regular basis. In addition, the materials used in the filter, the number of gaskets and their fit in the system are other considerations to consider when buying an air filter. If you insert the filter backwards, the result is that air will have a harder time passing through the filter. If you install it backwards, the air controller will have to work harder to compensate for the lack of air flow.
The fibers in a filter are designed to work efficiently in one direction only, allowing air to pass smoothly without interference. The oven works to move air throughout the house with a blower system, and attached to this is a filter that draws particles out of the air to increase air quality. The air passes through the air filter, which (depending on the type of air filter you have) traps dust, dirt, and other contaminants in the air. New homeowners or tenants who don't know the HVAC system well may have problems with this simple step of correctly orienting the filter.