It seems like a no-brainer to use a cheaper air filter if you know you can save $1,000 on material costs this year. But how do you ensure that these short-term savings won’t come with more long-term costs attached? And what if you could save $5,000 this year by investing in better filters and reducing lifecycle costs associated with change-outs and energy efficiency?
Selecting the right HVAC filter can generate long-term savings in several ways. Unfortunately, building engineers often don’t have the filtration expertise to determine the most cost-effective air filter for their building.
In fact, facilities commonly use the same filter, year after year, without seriously evaluating whether it is the best option. Examining the air filters to find savings gets put permanently on the back burner as engineers focus on more visible facility maintenance issues.
Joe W. Fly Co. Dallas Branch Manager Will Denton explains how using a higher-cost filter can result in substantial savings.
How Better Air Filters Save You Money
Building engineers usually look at air filters as a commodity: something they need to have installed in their HVAC system. From this perspective, using the least expensive filter available seems like an obvious opportunity to generate savings that can be applied in other areas of the building. Sometimes it really is that simple, but in many cases focusing solely on the upfront cost of the filter results in higher total costs over the long term.
It is often possible to significantly reduce the total lifecycle costs associated with each air filter by investing in products that last longer or provide other efficiencies. The labor and disposal costs associated with filter change-outs are substantial, and reducing the number of times filters need to be changed can generate thousands of dollars in annual savings.
Filters also affect your building’s energy efficiency. In many facilities such as hospitals, schools, and complex manufacturing environments, using a better filter can significantly reduce energy costs—which greatly exceed the cost of filtration materials in most cases.
How to Find the Right Filter for Your Facility
Joe W. Fly Co. helps companies in all market sectors in Texas and surrounding states optimize their air filters to minimize total lifecycle costs. We use our own fully stocked warehouses, trucks, and technicians to provide a reliable turnkey service including delivery, installation, maintenance, and disposal of air filters.
When Joe W. Fly Co. technicians inspect a unit, they frequently find opportunities to save by:
Installing filters that cost less and are easier to change and dispose
Recommending filters with higher capacity, lower pressure drop, or other benefits
Addressing filter-fit or installation issues that reduce efficiency and add costs
Contact us to learn more about how a partnership with Joe W. Fly Co. can help you manage air filtration costs in your facility.