Most Common Air Filter Mistakes That You Must Avoid

Most Common Air Filter Mistakes That You Must Avoid

Even if you have the best air filters (Industrial & commercial purpose air filters), you may not be able to get the most out of them if you don’t be careful enough. In this blog, we are going to talk about some common mistakes that you might make as far as your air filters are concerned.

These tips are essential to help you avoid these mistakes so that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system continues to work optimally. Read on to find out more.

1.Not Replacing the Filters

The function of an air filter is to filter the air that passes through your HVAC system. The thing is that when air filters become clogged or dirty, airflow will become restricted. As a result, the unit will have to work harder to maintain the heat or cooling.

If the airflow is restricted, you may not be able to protect yourself from bacteria and allergens. It is essential to keep in mind that respiratory diseases are on the list of common killers in the world.

So, we suggest that you replace filters on a timely basis.

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2.Installing the Unit the Wrong Way

Make sure that the air filter is installed properly. It should not be installed backward. You may want to take a closer look at the air filter to find the arrow. You want to double-check the unit to ensure it has been fixed the right way. The idea is to ensure proper installation for the proper functionality of your system.

If you have no idea how to install it, we suggest consulting a service agent from air filter manufacturer to do on behalf of you.

3. Opting for the Wrong Size

Many users make this mistake, especially those who are just getting started in this department. Make sure you get the exact size for the proper installation and functionality of your heating and cooling system.

After all, you want all the air to pass through the filter and not around it. If the filter is too small, it will not clean all the air, as most of the air will bypass the filter.

If you are not a technical person, we suggest that you get help from air filter technical expert. You cannot afford to make this mistake if you want clean air and quality indoor air in your industrial and commercial premises.

4. Not Paying Attention to the MERV Rating

If you are not familiar with this term, know that (MERV) refers to minimum efficiency reporting value. This value is between 1 and 16. The higher the value, the higher the efficiency of the unit. In other words, this rating is a measure of the power of the filter to trap foreign particles from the air.

For instance, many hospitals make use of filters with a higher rating to ensure proper filtration of air. So, what you need to do is go for HEPA filters (AAF HEPA Filters) as they provide the best performance in almost every device. They can filter dust, mold spores, pollen, and dander.

If you have been suffering from asthma due to an allergy, we suggest that you consider this rating and go for the best filter to cover your needs.

So, we suggest that you avoid these four common air filter mistakes if you don’t want to end up damaging your air purifiers, air handling units, HVAC systems etc.

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