For anyone who has ever experienced shortness of breath, there will be a certain awareness as to what happens when we are congested. In the same manner, many of the engines and equipment that we use, depend on clean air to survive. Unfortunately, the only method that can be used to protect the various pieces of machinery is through an air filter. These filters come in all shapes, sizes and designs, with some made out of sponge, while others are made of paper and other materials designed to protect it from the elements.
With so many diseases going around, homeowners are doing their part to improve and maintain a higher quality of air in their home. With the introduction of new technology, many homeowners are purchasing high quality air purifiers, which are designed to get rid of most of the unwanted elements that the average home has to deal with. These purifiers will be less than effective, however, if the air filter is ignored and allowed to be left unattended. With so many pollutants, should we really allow ourselves to be exposed any longer?
But what about the air we control (hot and cold) through our air conditioning units, does this require a filter too? Just like the air purifier, the air conditioner also helps to improve the quality of air in the home, providing of course the filters are changed in a timely manner. But air conditioning units are not restricted to private homes, they are also used in apartment buildings and places of business, all of which require regular maintenance and filters to perform as they are expected to.
Like air condition units all over the world, other pieces of equipment also require filters to keep them running efficiently. Some may ask the question, why would equipment require a filter, it is after all, just machinery. To the the untrained eye, equipment owners may only expect their refrigerators, coolers and other industrial equipment to run on electricity, they forget that their equipment needs to be cooled and that cooling process requires the sucking of outside air. In order to protect their equipment from unwanted intrusions, an air filter is used.
It is clear that these air filters play an important part in the safe operations of many of the pieces of equipment that we use today. Some of the filters used can be washed and replaced, but those instances are limited. In the case of the car, observant owners will witness service technicians employing a compressor hose to blow the filter clean. This process is temporary and will probably be repeated only once or twice, until finally we will be advised that we need to replace the filter altogether. Is an air filter important enough for you to replace it?