Keeping the air in your buildings clean is as simple as regularly replacing your furnace filters (pre-filters and primary filters). Unfortunately, many buildings have blocked, torn or missing air filters. People sometimes select the wrong type of filter or don’t replace the filter when they should. Rental properties are especially vulnerable (unless you opt for a Scheduled Preventive Maintenance Program). As a result, problems with air filters contribute to HVAC system complaints and failures.
A dirty air filter (or wrong type of filter) restricts the airflow into your system’s air handler. This restricted airflow places additional strain on the furnace fan motor and could, over time, burn out the motor and cause your system to overheat and ultimately fail. Filter replacement is a small price to pay to extend to life of one of the biggest financial investments in your business.
You may be surprised to learn that simply using the most efficient filter available is generally not the right answer. This is because as filter efficiency increases, there is a corresponding increase in the level of airflow resistance. A highly efficient filter may restrict airflow to a level that will damage your HVAC system by placing additional strain on the fan motor. Contact Wojo’s for a free filter inspection. We are happy to help you make a wise choice.
Health & Comfort – If your air filtration is poor, your A/C and Furnace pushes dirty air full of dust and allergens throughout your building. These contaminants are re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in your air ducts.
Cost Savings – A dirty air filter makes your fan motor work harder and consume more energy. HVAC systems in typical commercial buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of total energy use. One of the easiest and quickest ways to reduce your firm’s energy bill is to replace your air filter.
Air Duct – A dirty air filter makes your heating and air-conditioning systems and your ducts get dirty faster. This can lead to costly cleaning expenses or to a need to replace your units sooner than you expected.