You likely don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your air filter, but here are just a few reasons why you should change your air filter in the new year.

Better Air Quality (Less Sick Days, More Profits)

Regularly changing your air filter means that you are going to experience the benefits of improved air quality. For businesses, this means increased productivity levels, fewer sick days and greater profits overall. Do you know how much your business is losing every year due to poor air quality? A Harvard School of Public Health study found that poor indoor air quality cost one company $480 per employee, every year, due to entirely preventable factors.

When employees become sick due to poor air quality, overall morale is decreased as well. Employees are the backbone of any company and, as such, unhappy employees are never good for business. In addition, studies have also linked poor indoor air quality with decreased employee performance and productivity (almost as high as 10%). You can make the new year a lot more pleasant for your employees (and profitable for your business) by making one simple change: ensuring that you change your air filters.

Poor Ventilation in the Winter Months

Air quality is particularly poor during the winter months, due to decreased ventilation. This is especially true for homes. When you fail to change your filters in the winter months, your filters collect a lot of dust, bacteria and other contaminants, and then disperse it back into the air. While it’s always important to change your air filters regularly (per your manufacturer’s recommendation), it is particularly critical during the winter months when there is less ventilation.

Prolong the Life of Your HVAC System and Cleaning Equipment

As if better air quality, less employee sick days and improved profits weren’t enough reasons to change your air filters, another reason to change your air filter is to extend the life of your HVAC system and cleaning equipment. This will save your business a lot of money in the long run.

The Takeaway

Regularly changing your air filters is important all year round, but it is particularly important during the winter months. In short, regularly changing your air filters will lead to improved air quality, better productivity levels, less sick days and more profits for your business. It will also extend the lifespan of your HVAC system and cleaning equipment.

Janitized offers the most extensive line of replacement commercial grade vacuum filters, along with first-rate vacuum cleaner bags. We also offer compostable vacuum cleaner bags—an industry first. Contact us today for more information.