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Energy Management

Buying the right air filter could actually save you money, not to mention a lot of energy. This short video explains how:

HVAC Energy Management

In the average commercial building, 50% of the energy bill is for the HVAC system and 30% of that is directly related to the air filter. Choosing the right air filter can be a big part of your company’s energy saving plan. What if your filter-buying habits made you money, instead of costing you money?

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High-efficiency filters cost more upfront. If, however, you only focus on the initial cost then you’re not seeing the big picture – also known as the total cost of ownership (TCO).

There are many other cost factors related to the air filter you buy and install. RP Fedder sells Rensa and Camfil premium air filters that can save up to 30% of your total HVAC energy spend. Would you spend a dollar to save $5 or even $10?

How to Save Energy in HVAC Systems

A filter’s job is to take particles out of the air and maintain efficient airflow in your building. When using a low cost filter, it will clog more quickly, causing a higher resistance to the airflow, and an energy cost penalty. When this happens, it’s time to change the filter. A premium air filter captures particles and maintains the proper airflow two to three times longer than a low cost filter, and requires less frequent filter changes. With premium air filters by Rensa or Camfil, you buy fewer filters and save on associated labor costs and disposal fees.

Your biggest savings is in energy cost, because by selecting a filter designed for lower average lifetime resistance, your HVAC unit doesn’t work as hard to pull air through the system.

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If Cheaper Filters Were Free, it Would Still Cost More to Use Them

The longer you use premium air filters, the more your savings will increase. In fact, if all the cheaper filters available to you were actually free it would still cost you more to use them.


Talk to our sales engineers about doing a simple lifecycle cost evaluation and decide if you’re ready to start saving time, money and energy with your next filter purchase.

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