Does furnace filter affect air conditioning?

1) Overheating: When your HVAC system filter is clogged or dirty, this may cause your air conditioner to overheat. When the filter is blocked, your AC has to work harder to keep up. This puts more pressure on the unit and can cause it to become overheated.

Does furnace and AC use same filter?

However, if you have separate heating and cooling systems, your furnace and air conditioner may require different filters. In terms of function, there is no difference between the two as they’re both designed to serve the same purpose: protect your system from harmful air particles and improve air quality.

Where is the filter on my Rheem air conditioner?

The air filter in your Rheem air handler is conveniently located behind a removable panel, so you just have to open the panel, remove the old filter, install the new one, and close the door.

What happens if I put my furnace filter in backwards?

By installing your filter backwards, air will have a harder time flowing through the filter and your air handler will have to work harder to make up for the loss of airflow. This could lead to higher utility bills and possibly damage your furnace or air conditioner.

Why is my air filter never dirty?

A filter is designed to catch all the air that goes through your air conditioning. Because of this, it needs to fit snugly inside the holder to have a chance at catching the air. When that happens, the filter won’t get dirty because all that air isn’t going anywhere near it.

What are Rheem air filters made of?

Easy-replacement Rheem® Standard Pleated filters are made of a wire-backed pleated media. This advanced filter provides up to 90 days of protection against many airborne particles that can aggravate seasonal allergies and cause unhealthy environments—like pollen, pet dander, nuisance dust and dust mite debris.

Is there a difference between furnace filters and air filters?

While many people refer to air conditioning and furnace filters as if they’re different, this is not the case. Your furnace and your air conditioning system use the exact same filter, so there’s no need to worry about purchasing separate filters for each piece of equipment.

Can I use 2 filters in my furnace?

Bottom Line: Putting two filters will not make it last longer but may make you have to replace it earlier, assuming it doesn’t already reduce air flow too much with just the filters.

Why does my central air have two filters?

Scenario 1: Your HVAC system has multiple return ducts. This is the most common reason why your central air system has two air filters. Having multiple return vents solves this problem, but it also requires air filters at each vent to properly filter the air and prevent particulates from getting into your fan motor.