Your Air Filter is Severely Clogged. If neither soot nor mold is causing your air filter to be black, it is likely severely clogged. When your air filter is clogged, it can restrict airflow, hindering your home's indoor air quality while damaging your HVAC system in the process.
Why are my air filters turning black?
This is a worst-case scenario, but it is possible that the excessive black you’re seeing on your air filters is mold. It’s possible for moisture to accumulate within your air conditioning system’s ductwork (usually from a leak or clog) and lead to mold. As mold spores move throughout your system and your home, they can wind up in your air filter.
Why do my AC filters get dirty so fast?
Here are six reasons why your AC filters may be getting dirty so fast. 1. You’re Buying Cheap Air Filters You don’t need to buy the most expensive air filters on the market, but you shouldn’t buy the cheapest ones either. If you notice that your air filters get dirty very quickly, it might be due to the quality of the air filter you’re buying.
What happens when your HVAC filter is clogged?
When your air filter is clogged, it can restrict airflow, hindering your home’s indoor air quality while damaging your HVAC system in the process. A clogged air filter won’t be able to effectively stop pollutants, such as pet dander, from infiltrating your home, which can lessen the air quality you and your family breathes.
What happens if you don’t change your HVAC filter?
Not changing the air filters can restrict airflow, which decreases your home’s indoor air quality and puts excess strain on your air conditioning system. However, if you keep noticing excessive debris, call your local HVAC technician.