The transition from one season to another is the perfect reminder to check your air and water filters. Here a few fall filtration tips that will help you ring in the new season with ease.
When prioritizing your fall cleaning checklist, it’s important to make sure that changing your air filter is at the top. Surprised?
Changing your air filters regularly can do all of the following:
- Extend the life of your HVAC unit
- Lower your energy bill
- Maintain healthy air quality
- Avoid frequent repairs and breakdowns
Why Changing Your Air Filters Is Essential
HVAC systems collect a lot of dust, dirt particles and other contaminants. When the system turns on, it will disperse those contaminants will go back into the air if your filters are dirty and clogged. Poor air quality can lead to a variety of health issues. These issues can include but are not limited to headaches and even respiratory illnesses. Living in an environment where the air is making you sick will lead to more sick days, reduced productivity and ultimately influences your bottom line. That’s why changing your air filter regularly is so important.
That’s not all when you are not changing your air filter regularly, your HVAC system can stop functioning, and it can also cause your energy bill to rise.
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Fall is the perfect time to change your air filters, but it is also a great time to change your water filters too! Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you are changing your water, system and refrigerator filters.
Change your water filters regularly. Water filters remove the contaminants that are commonly found in tap water, the longer you put off changing the more of a chance you will have of foul tasting water with traces of contaminants.
Wash water containers regularly. It doesn’t matter if you have the best water treatment in the world, but if you are putting clean water into a dirty container, it may no longer be safe to drink. Make sure that you are properly and regularly cleaning your water containers, from household pitchers to water bottles.
Here’s a simple way to clean your containers and reusable water bottles:
- Mix a few drops of dish detergent into the clean water and pour it into the storage container.
- Agitate the liquid and scrub the inside with a nonabrasive scrub brush or a clean dish rag, then rinse the container thoroughly.
Maintain your water softener. Typical water softeners use resin beads to capture hardness ions, and periodically use salt to cleanse the beads and prepare the unit to remove more hardness ions. If you have a water softening system, be sure to check salt levels at least once a month. How do you check the salt level? Simply lift the tank lid and look inside; if the tank is less than half full, it needs more salt. When in doubt always consult a water professional.
We hope that this information has been helpful and will have you going into the fall season with confidence!
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