“Even if your comprehensive preventive maintenance program is delinquent or deferred, don’t forget one simple step: keeping tabs on the condition and age of the air filter.
‘The air filter is important to the lifeblood of the building,’ notes Anthony Shaker, vice president of operations and maintenance at Newton, MA-based UNICCO. ‘A good air filter maintains the quality of the environment.’
The mechanical health of your building’s HVAC system can also rest on the condition of the air-filtration system. Changing air filters frequently and using a quality filter can extend the life of your expensive HVAC equipment.”
–Robin Suttell (firstname.lastname@example.org), based in Cleveland, is contributing editor at Buildings magazine.