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What You Need to Know about Commercial Air Filters

When was the last time the commercial air filters were changed at your business? If you can’t remember, it’s time for a change.

No one on your staff wants the job of handling the messy filter but someone has to do it.

Waiting too long or avoiding changing the air filter altogether can mean big maintenance problems and increased utility bills.

We don’t want work to stop because the air conditioner isn’t working.

Here are three things you need to know about commercial air filters:

  1. Not all air filters are created equal. Know the MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) of the air filter as well as the proper size for your unit. If the efficiency is too low, you could be leaving dust, dirt, and particles in the air and less trapped in the filter where they should be. Not sure which size is right? Just ask us! Using an improperly sized filter will cause the system to run inefficiently, costing you in higher utility bills, and wearing parts out faster.

  2. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. This is especially true when it comes to using high efficiency air filters. You may think it’s trapping more particles but it may actually be causing the system to work harder to pull air through the filter. If you’re worried about air quality, consider an air filtration system.

  3. Commercial air filters need to be changed regularly. Air filters are designed to catch dust, dirt, and particles. They aren’t designed to clean the air. Filters need to be changed regularly because they fill with particles forcing the system to work harder to cool your building to the thermostat setting.

The health of the air in your business isn’t just about which filter you’re using or how often you’re changing it. It needs regular check-ups before there’s a bigger problem.

As a commercial customer with the Forrest Anderson Loyalty Maintenance Plan™, you don’t have to worry about the system breaking down and can plan ahead for expensive repairs. Twice a year we visit to inspect and recommend repairs that keep your commercial air conditioner running all year round.

Contact Forrest Anderson Today!

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