As with many things in life, cheap air filters can end up being a lot less cost effective than you first thought. In fact, the purchase price of an air filter typically accounts for just 10% of its total life cycle cost. And when you throw in service life, burst pressure, energy consumption and disposal costs, choosing the most cost efficient air filter can be a complicated process. We’ve created the information below to help you make your decision.
With all the different factors affecting installation, energy consumption, maintenance and disposal, just how do you calculate the total cost associated with operating an HVAC air filter? Thomas Carlsson, R&D Director at MANN+HUMMEL’s Swedish research facility investigates.