Dirty air filters lead to low HVAC performance and impurities circulating within the building. Learn why routine air filter replacement is a must.
Imagine if you can see germs and microscopic contaminants as they flow inside your HVAC system and into the atmosphere. If this were the case, most people would think more about the importance of routinely switching out air conditioner filters.
The Purpose of an Air Filter
Your building’s heating and cooling system likely has a commercial air filter. This filter traps pollutants, allergens, and other contaminants so the system blows out clean air. Two examples of filters are flat panel and pleated air filters, which are disposable and easy to install and remove.
There are also technologically advanced air filters, which not only remove allergens and contaminants, but they also eliminate sickness-causing particles, germs, and bacteria. High efficiency particulate (HEPA) filters combat moisture and mold contamination and remove 99.97% of impurities from the air. Since HEPA filters are powerfully effective, they’re most commonly used in commercial settings and public venues with high occupancy that increase levels of indoor air pollution.
The Importance of Replacing Air Filters
Air filters are a small and often forgotten detail. But they make a big difference in your HVAC system productivity and indoor air quality, or IAQ. Research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency confirms people spend about 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, depending on the quality of your indoor air supply, you’re either healthier or sicker. That’s why air filter replacement is vital, not only to ensure optimum HVAC system performance, but to contribute to better health conditions for yourself and other inhabitants. Other reasons why it’s important to prioritize air conditioner filter replacement are because:
A Clogged Air Filter Leads to an Inefficient HVAC System
As dust builds up within your system, it degrades the moving parts of your AC. The buildup of dirt and impurities makes the unit work harder than usual, so it becomes less energy efficient. Early degradation due to a dirty, neglected air filter inevitably leads to premature HVAC system breakdown.
A Clean Air Filter Promotes Proper IAQ
Contaminated air makes people sick. So, commercial air filters help contribute to better indoor air quality. When air filters are cleaned or replaced regularly, it reduces the incidence of cold or flu among employees. Impurities and microbes within the building spring back into the atmosphere from carpet, furniture, or other soft, porous materials. Because filters trap these contaminants as they arise, it lessens your exposure to them.
Clean Air Filters Save You Money
When your air conditioner breaks down, especially during the summertime, you must also anticipate downtime for HVAC repairs or replacement. Not only is this costly, but you’re also losing money while your operation is down. Cleaning or replacing dirty air filters helps your system function properly. Also, high system efficiency lowers your utility bills, so you keep more money in your pocket.
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How Often To Replace Air Filters
To benefit from high system functionality, change filters every season if not once a month. If there’s extra dust due to remodeling or construction, change them more frequently to compensate for the additional contaminants it’s captured. To recap, replacing or cleaning air filters is crucial for IAQ. Plus, your system will thank you by providing you with long-term, dependable heating and cooling from season to season.
Invest in Proper HVAC Maintenance With Service Unlimited
Service Unlimited delivers everything your establishment needs to remain comfortable and safe. Our solutions include commercial air filter changing services, HVAC retrofit, and custom design and engineering—since 1962 we’ve remained multifaceted within the heating and cooling industry. At Service Unlimited, we also provide ongoing HVAC maintenance and around-the-clock emergency repairs. So, no matter what your heating and cooling requirements are and regardless of the day or time, we complete our services with care and expertise. Our certified technicians perform a job perfectly and contribute to the wellbeing of your system. Whether you need preventative maintenance or if it’s time to start fresh with a new HVAC installation, Service Unlimited is here to serve you.