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Why Changing Your Air Filter Is Important

By Duraflow Industries
November 27, 2017 Category: General

An air filter is an important part of a vehicle, heating or HVAC system or any other piece of equipment that requires an air filter. Filters remove debris and allergens from the air, cleansing the air and improving air quality. Heres why changing the air filter is important. Benefits of Changing an Air Filter Air filters have a dual purpose: to improve air quality and to enable equipment to function properly. Staying on top of replacing an air filter is important to ensure clean, breathable air and that equipment are functioning properly. Clean Air to Breath Filters cleanse the air and improve air quality by catching debris that is pulled into the system. Dander, pollen, and other elements are trapped in an air filter which means these irritants cannot cause reactions and respiratory issues. Filters can also remove odors. Cleaner air means better air quality and improved breathing conditions. More Efficient Equipment An air filter is a pivotal item to the equipment that utilizes

Increasing Machine Productivity and Life with Clean Filters

By Duraflow Industries
October 26, 2017 Category: Air Filters

Filters are used in multiple industries across a variety of applications. Electronic equipment, power generators, appliances and more utilize filters. Plus, both housing and industrial markets need filters. In short, if a machine or device has a fan, it requires a filter. The role of filters is to remove debris, allergens and pollutants from the air or water which flows through it. This filtration produces cleaner air and water which protects people on the receiving end of the process. Also, it protects the machinery to increase productivity and the life of the equipment. Lets look at a few examples. Electronics Electronic components produce heat when in use. Fans installed within each unit keep the device from overheating. Filters protect the fan from debris which damages machine parts. This proves true of all electronics from small to mammoth in size. With our cultures growing need to automate, the applications for filters in electronic devices are endless. ATM machines and kiosks

Restaurants Run a Risky Business without Grease Filters

By Duraflow Industries
September 28, 2017 Category: Grease Filters, Restaurant Filters

Cooking causes grease. Grease causes problems. Its as simple as that. Any restaurateur knows the buildup of grease from hours of serving the customers who enter the door. In the often fast-paced food service industry, time does not allow for continually cleaning and dealing with the grease. Fortunately, grease filters offer a quick and efficient solution to this common problem. Take just a minute to consider the benefits of installing grease filters in your restaurant. Fend Off Fires Grease filters not only remove grease but also smoke and debris from kitchen air before it reaches the air ducts. Without this first line of defense, grease buildup in the ventilation system becomes a significant fire hazard. Unfortunately, a grease fire levels your restaurant and livelihood in less than five minutes. And a mere two millimeters of buildup is enough to ignite a fire with the help of an electrical short or even lightning strike. Installing and maintaining grease filters reduces this risk. Prevent

Keep Your Air Conditioner Efficient This Summer

By Duraflow Industries
July 27, 2017 Category: Air Conditioner

As we head further into the heat of summer, its important that your air conditioner is working properly. Not only will this improve your comfort in your own home, it will also improve the air quality. It even has the potential to reduce your electricity bill. You need to keep your family safe and comfortable during all months of the year. How to keep your air conditioner in prime working order: Replace the air filter frequently. You dont want to ignore the air filter in your air conditioner. It should be replaced at least every three months. If you have pets, you need to replace it more often. Not only will this improve the efficiency of your air conditioner, it will also improve the air quality. By having a clean filter, your air conditioner wont have to work as hard to cool your home. You wont have to adjust the temperature as much because your house will cool more efficiently. This can save you valuable money on your electricity bill as well. Get professional maintenance done each

Don't Let Your Ice Machine Run Up Your Cost

By Duraflow Industries
June 30, 2017 Category: Ice Machine, Ice Machine Maintenance

For restaurants, bars or cafes, ice is an absolute essential, especially in the summers. If you own an ice machine, ensuring the availability of quality ice should be your top concern. How well your ice machine works when you need it the most is entirely dependent on how you take care of it. There is nothing more disappointing than a glass of lukewarm beverage on a sweltering summer day! You need to make sure your ice machine is working up to its optimal efficiency. Otherwise, you can face numerous issues including customer complaints, lower quality drinks, breach of health codes, etc. Here is all you need to know in order to avoid such a blow to your business. Is Your Ice Maker Ready for the Heat? The demand for ice can rise drastically due to the weather, but the performance of your ice machine might actually decline. Indoor kitchens can get extremely hot in summers and ice machines have to work double time to meet the growing demand. Almost every establishment, restaurants or

How is Dry Indoor Air Hurting You This Winter?

By Duraflow Industries
November 22, 2016 Category: IAQ, Indoor Air Quality

As November progresses, fall is rapidly transitioning into winter, which means different things for different people - from having to shovel snow out of the driveway to celebrating the holidays with family and friends, everyone experiences the season differently. However, everyone has one thing in common during winter: dry air in their homes. Dry air results from the lower temperatures, which freeze the moisture in the air (precipitating it out as snow, for example) and therefore lead to drier conditions inside. These conditions are known as winter drought because of the combination of cold weather and low humidity, which is exacerbated indoors when you crank up the heat (which raises the temperature but not the humidity of your home). What many people are unaware of is that dry indoor air can actually be problematic for a number of reasons. To start, dry conditions mean that moisture evaporates from your body more quickly, as the moisture is absorbed into the air to make up for the deficit

Simple Ways To Remove Grease From Your Kitchen Cabinets

By Duraflow Industries
October 25, 2016 Category: Filters

Weve all been there. You reach for your cabinet to take out some plates, a glass, or something else, and your hand brushes across the surface of the cabinet. Immediately you stop dead in your tracks because all you feel is the sticky and disgusting buildup of grease. Of course, you start to wonder how it even got that way. You know you need to clean the surface. But how? Well, youre in luck: here are a few easy ways that can remove the grease and grime from your cabinets with ease. White vinegar Not only is vinegar great for pickling vegetables and sprinkling on fries, vinegar has many households uses as well. It is great for cutting through grease, which makes it an ideal product for cleaning the surface of your cabinets. All you need to do is pour some onto a dry cloth and wipe down the cabinets. You can rinse the cloth in warm water when it gets too grimy. When you are finished wiping down the cabinets, dry the surface with a paper towel. Dish soap Dish soap will cut through

3 Easy Tips to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

By Duraflow Industries
September 22, 2016 Category: IAQ, Indoor Air Quality

Now that the seasons are turning once more, allergies are going to be of great concern to a great many people. There are many ways to assist allergy sufferers; among these, making certain that your HVAC system and the air filters are well maintained and properly cleaned. But how exactly can checking over these critical systems in your home help? And why should you really bother? Those systems cant help that much, can they? For some people, a well-maintained air system in their home could even be the difference between life and death. Some studies done by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) show that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times that of outdoor levels of pollutants. These same studies even suggested that indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to the health of the public. Failure to address contaminated indoor air can lead to health risks such as: cough, eye irritation, sneezing, asthma or asthmatic complications, in rarer cases,

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