NEW JERSEY, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In today's economic climate, every organization -- from manufacturers to health care providers to educational institutions -- is looking for savings. Where they can find it, however, might come as a surprise. Case in point: the commercial air filter. For most of us, it is a basic component of buildings that barely gets a second thought. But today's innovative air filter designs, from company's like Camfil -- the world's leading provider of clean air solutions -- can dramatically reduce energy bills, while increasing the quality of indoor air.
Consider two facts that may surprise you, as well:
- In the average commercial building, 50 percent of the energy bill is for the HVAC system.
- Of overall HVAC energy costs, 30 percent is directly related to the air filters.
Clearly, the key to reducing energy costs is to use a less costly air filter solution. But here, perhaps, is the biggest surprise of all: The filter that costs least to purchase may well turn out to be the most expensive to operate.
That's because traditional air filters -- the ones that have the lowest upfront costs -- begin degrading soon after first use. The particles that are removed from the air clog the filter, so that more energy is required to maintain the flow of air through the filter. And as the filters degrade, they not only use more energy but also do a inferior job removing potentially harmful particles from the indoor environment. The result: costs rise yet performance drops.
Sustainable air filters -- like those from Camfil -- leverage cutting-edge designs that use fine media instead of coarse fibers (the traditional ingredient in low-cost filters). This lets them maintain their efficiency longer. In fact, a Camfil filter can last 2 to 3 times as long as 'low-cost' designs. So while the Camfil filter may cost more up front, it uses energy more efficiently and requires less frequent replacement. That means customers not only save on energy costs, but on installation, maintenance, and disposal expenses, as well. Already, Camfil customers are reducing their HVAC energy costs by up to 30 percent.
The key, then, in choosing the optimal air filter is to look at its total cost of ownership, instead of its upfront, or 'first,' costs. Sustainable air filters like those from Camfil have such a dramatically lower total cost of ownership that even if traditional filters were free, they'd still cost more to operate in the long run.
To help companies, hospitals, property managers, and other organizations understand how different air filters mean different overall costs, Camfil has developed its proprietary Life Cycle Cost software. This lets customers see the total costs triggered by running various filters within their specific environment. It's a tool that helps air filter buyers select the right air filter for their needs -- and reap the savings.
The world leader in air filtration systems, Camfil provides clean air solutions for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, educational institutions, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We provide the tools to achieve sustainability, maintain high air quality, and reduce airborne infections -- all while lowering total cost of ownership. Camfil customers go green without ever sacrificing performance. For more information, visit our online blog on sustainable air filters at http://airfilters.camfilfarr.us, or call us toll-free at 888.599.6620.
Media Contact: Lynne Laake, Camfil, 888.599.6620, Laakel@camfilfarr.com
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