Energy conservation is always important. It’s beneficial for the environment, for your bottom line and your pocketbook, especially as power prices continue to rise. Your choice of air filter can make a big difference in terms of not only filtration quality but also energy efficiency. Consider, for example, that in a typical commercial building, roughly 50% of the energy bill is for the HVAC system, with 30% of those costs directly related to the choice of filter. Needless to say, your choice of air filter is an important one.
Choosing The Right Filter To Save On Energy
When it comes to choosing the right filter to save on energy, there are a lot considerations.
First, the relationship between filters and energy efficiency is often a matter of quality. For example, poorly made filters (often low cost filters) clog quickly. This resistance to the airflow means that the HVAC system has to work harder to to pull air in through the system. As a result, it’s not going to be functioning as effectively. Higher quality filters, however, will maintain airflow much longer than lower quality filters.
Original equipment manufacturers also often find that standard filters that can be purchased off the shelf do not provide as optimal filter performance and filter life as a custom HEPA air filter. That’s why custom filters are superior to standard filters when it comes to energy efficiency.
Choosing the right filter also depends on the application. For example, there are also specific types of filters for critical air applications like electronics, food processing, labs and medical devices that are specifically reduce designed to reduce energy costs. APC Filtration’s HEPATEK HEPA air filters and HEPTATEK ULPA air filters, for example, are designed to reduce energy costs (along with reducing pressure drop and improving filtration efficiency). These filters are designed with nanotechnology so that they reduce energy consumption by as much as 50%.
When it comes to choosing an air filter for the purposes of energy efficiency, quality, custom filters and those specifically designed to reduce energy costs should factor into your decision.
Regular Air Filter Replacement And Energy Efficiency
Keep in mind that regular air filter replacement can also boost the efficiency of your HVAC system and equipment and reduce energy costs as a result. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines as to how often this should be done.
APC Filtration has been working in air filter design, engineering, manufacturing and testing for industrial, commercial and household equipment for over 35 years. We are a certified manufacturer. We develop a very powerful and high-quality HEPA air filter, as well as custom air filters, to reduce energy costs. Contact us for more information.