When it comes to commercial air filters, the frequency of replacement or cleaning depends on a variety of factors. In general, filters should be changed or cleaned at least once a month in dusty and dirty environments, and at least quarterly in clean and chemical-free spaces. Vacation homes or empty houses that aren't used much can wait to change filters every 9 to 12 months. For industrial spaces, filters should be changed or cleaned approximately once a week.
HVAC filters are essential for keeping the air clean and free of contaminants. They act as barriers to prevent dust, allergens, and microorganisms from entering the HVAC system or circulating through the air. Clean filters can extend the life of the HVAC system for many years, so it's important to replace them before they become too clogged to work. The best practice is to include filter replacement in your calendar for the start of each quarter to make sure it's being done.
If you have pets at home, you should consider changing the filter every 60 days or 2 months, and in the case of households with several pets or people with allergies or respiratory conditions, we recommend that you change the filter every 20 to 45 days. It's important to note that using an air filter with a MERV rating higher than that recommended by the boiler or air conditioner manufacturer may affect its performance. In general, filters with a MERV 16 rating or lower are considered suitable filters for HVAC systems for residential, commercial and general hospital use. At Day %26 Night, we can help you identify the type of filters you need and the signs you should pay attention to to see if it's time to change them again.
The cost of these filters will help extend the life of your unit for years to come and could save you thousands and thousands of dollars.