Our homes are our shelters from the harsh temperatures, weather and discomfort of the outdoors. We see them as our sanctuaries from all of the risks posed by the outdoor environment, including the risk of outdoor pollution. But, in many cases, indoor air quality can be significantly lower than outdoor air quality, even in ordinary residential homes.
Disposable furnace and air conditioner filters can and have actually contributed to indoor air pollution problems. Unlike our BoAir 5 stage filters, disposable fiberglass filters allow smaller airborne particles to pass through freely. These particles can include common allergens, mold and fungi. Over time, the free flow of these particles can lead them to build up inside the HVAC system itself, encouraging the spread and distribution of these harmful agents in your indoor air.
Replacing your fiberglass filter with an electrostatic filter from BoAir's sophisticated product lineup will allow you to start trapping and eliminating these irritating particles. As the built-up particles within your HVAC system are drawn towards the filter, they will finally be caught. Regular cleaning of the reusable electrostatic filter can therefore help you to eliminate that buildup over time.
Reusable electrostatic filters offer their owners greater convenience because they eliminate the need for repeated trips to the store to buy the disposable versions. But that doesn't mean that they're completely maintenance-free. While cleaning and maintaining your filters is easy to do, it's important to stick to a regular maintenance schedule to keep your indoor air quality at its best.
Electrostatic filters like our BoAir 5 stage filters feature much better particle-trapping qualities than other filters on the market, which means that they will likely accumulate a buildup of dust and irritants faster than your old disposable filters do. When you start using an electrostatic filter for the very first time, it's recommended that you check and clean it once a month for the first several months. If the buildup of dust and particles is very light after one month, that suggests that your indoor air quality is at least fairly good, allowing you to clean your filters less frequently. Filters that catch a substantial amount of dust after one month should be cleaned on a monthly basis. But, since cleaning only takes a few seconds and comes at no added expense, you can easily make filter cleaning part of your usual housekeeping routine.