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    Tips For Facility Managers: How Do Air Filters Use Energy?

    Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Sep 24, 2015, 4:05:00 PM

    Ever wondered how air filters in facilities, plants and homes actually use energy and contribute to your monthly utility billsCleanAlert's President, Luis Fernandez explains how it works:

    "The energy intake of air filters is based on several factors: 1) volume flow rate, 2) average pressure drop, 3) operation time, and 4) fan efficiency".

    dirty filters can be avoided

    "Due to the dust loading during operation", Luis explains, "the pressure drop of an air filter is constantly increasing. The related energy intake during a given period of time can be calculated from the average of the pressure drop over this given period of time."

    Air conditioning systems needs regular maintenance to keep them at peak efficiency. The most important maintenance you can provide for your air conditioning system is changing or cleaning its air filters.

    "Clogged or dirty air filters", warns Luis, "could block air flow and lowean AC system’s efficiency, That means the dirty air that gets past a filter can be carried into the evaporator coil and reduce the coil’s ability to absorb heat and cool your facility, plant, office or home".

    Whether you have central air conditioning or room air conditioners, keeping the air filters clean can lower your AC unit’s electricity use by 5 percent to 15 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And since cooling your home is a big source of energy consumption, keeping your AC filters clean can help save money on your monthly electric bill.

    Looking for new ways to optimize your air filters for maximum efficiency and minimum cost? Get In touch

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    Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, CleanAle​rt, utility bills, Luis Fernandez