Fall cleaning is a necessity for businesses across many different industries and households alike. The year is technically coming to a close, but after the dog days of summer, things are really only beginning to kick into high gear.
When it comes to your fall cleaning checklist, not everything should be prioritized equally. In fact, the number one fall cleaning tip might just surprise you. Luckily, it happens to be a simple one. It’s changing your air filters.
Why Changing Your Air Filters Is Essential
From the filters on your HVAC system to your industry equipment to your cleaning tools, replacing your air filters is key to optimal filtration.
An HVAC system, for example, collects a lot of dust, dirt particles and other contaminants. Once you turn it on, the system is going to disperse those contaminants back into the air and reduce the quality of air for the occupants if the air filters are dirty and clogged. Poor air quality can lead to a variety of health issues in occupants, from headaches to respiratory illnesses. This leads to increased absenteeism, reduced productivity and ultimately influences your bottom line. That’s why changing your air filter whenever it’s dirty is so critical.
But there are even more immediate concerns that can occur when air filters are not changed. Your HVAC system can stop functioning, and it can also cause spikes in your energy bill, which, again, is bad for your bottom line. This is not ideal for homeowners, either.
The same logic above applies to the importance of changing filters for any industrial, commercial cleaning equipment that your business may use. In highly vulnerable working environments like the food and beverage industry or the pharmaceutical industry, it is imperative that filters are changed regularly for health and safety reasons. Above all, optimal filtration is a necessity, and that cannot be achieved when filters are dirty and clogged.
Also keep in mind that you might want to consider investing in a HEPA air filter, the most powerful type of air filter. A HEPA air filter is capable of trapping at least 99.97% of contaminants that are very small in size (down to 0.3 micron).
APC Filtration has been working in air filter design, engineering, manufacturing and testing for industrial, commercial and household equipment for over 35 years. We are a certified manufacturer. We develop a very powerful HEPA air filter, as well as custom air filters, to protect those in every industry. Contact us for more information.