Why Is My HVAC Air Filter Wet?

Why Is My HVAC Filter Wet

Is your HVAC’s air filter feeling wet and soggy? There could be an issue lurking deep within your heating and cooling system. The filter is an important part of an AC’s anatomy because it works to protect the moving parts from dust, debris, and the like. But, if the air filter isn’t properly maintained, it can turn into a variety of issues.

The Condensation Pan is Clogged

An air conditioner cools the air by passing the warm, moist air from your home past a series of evaporator coils. As this process takes place, condensation forms around the evaporator coils. This condensation is entirely normal and is collected into a condensation pan before being flushed out. A common issue with condensation pans is clogging—and when the pan does clog, water can begin to leak out and be absorbed by the air filter.

The Air Conditioner is Installed Wrong

It’s possible that a wet air filter is the result of a faulty installation of the air filter or even the entire air conditioning system. If you suspect the air filter was installed improperly, remove the filter, check for any clogs in the condenser pan, and install a new filter correctly. If this doesn’t solve the issue, there could be an issue with the installation of your air conditioning units. Faulty AC installation is not an easy fix and should be addressed by a professional from Climate Design.

Stop Soggy AC Air Filters Before They Start

Stopping wet air filters before they start is easy with a little TLC. To prevent a wet filter and other potential AC disasters, make sure that you if you have an air conditioning system installed, it is installed by a professional. Hiring an unlicensed contractor or someone who doesn’t have the necessary credentials could cost you more in the long run. Regular and preventative maintenance is another easy way to ensure that your air filters stay dry and the rest of your air conditioning system stays in top shape. For good measure, make sure you have a maintenance checkup twice a year!

If your air filter is causing you a headache, let the professionals at Climate Design help. Our trained technicians will quickly and easily diagnose and repair any issue you may be having with your AC. To learn how Climate Design can make your home feel its best be sure to contact us today!