In fact, a suffocated air conditioner can break down over surprisingly short periods of time if the filter becomes so clogged that it totally deprives the system of any kind of air flow
Even if it seems trivial, never go long periods of time without changing the oil in your car. I had an old car in college that survived for as long as it did because I kept the oil regularly changed. I also checked the dipstick constantly to make sure there was always enough oil inside. My close friend Matt was also driving an old car at the time. He went for weeks with no oil in his engine and eventually the whole motor blew up while he was sitting in the parking lot at school waiting for someone to meet him at his car. He had only just started the engine when he started to hear loud popping noises as plumes of smoke rose from the hood of his car. His family towed it to the closest mechanic who determined that the engine was basically destroyed. Unfortunately, Matt had to get a different car to drive, which was within his parents’ budget thankfully. It was a lesson for all of us who were around when it happened. In fact, it caused me to go and check my oil dipstick later the same day to make sure I had enough oil. Recently almost caused a similar issue with my air conditioner by going for months without changing the filter. Some people think that your air quality is the only thing that suffers from a lack of frequent filter changes. In fact, a suffocated air conditioner can break down over surprisingly short periods of time if the filter becomes so clogged that it totally deprives the system of any kind of air flow. Thankfully, I remembered while taking a shower last night and quickly changed the filter when I got out. Just like I suspected, the air conditioner filter was extremely clogged.