Guidelines for Air Filtration for Canadian Property Managers & Facilities Managers

BOMA LEED WELL recommendations for air filtration in Canada for property managers. Team of people

-Updated June 17, 2024- Many different associations in Canada operate to audit and certify buildings for various purposes. One of those purposes is ensuring good indoor air quality for buildings, and this of course is part of the work of a property manager or facilities manager. In this article, Guidelines for Air Filtration for Canadian … Read more

Spend a little more on your air filters, save on your total cost of ownership (TCO)

Did you know that spending a little more on the initial cost of an air filter may save you more money in the long run? When companies purchase air filters, they tend to concentrate on the initial cost of the filter, but this ignores more important factors such as the cost of labour, maintenance, energy, and waste, among others. As a result, property managers or facilities managers could end up spending much more money in the long run. The best philosophy is to ensure that users pay the least amount possible for the usage of their air filters in a given application, regardless of the initial cost. In this article, we will examine why it’s important to know the total cost of ownership (TCO) of air filters, including all the costs incurred over their entire life cycle

5 strategies to ensure better air quality for hospitals

Proper air filtration in hospitals is essential to creating a healthy and safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors. In this article, we examine steps that can be taken to improve hospital air quality in Canadian facilities and how to select the best air filters for hospitals. How to get Better air quality in hospitals … Read more

Air filter quality: Is buying a discount filter worth it?

Not all air filters are created equal. Some air filters have wildly diverging particle capture efficiency from other filters. A “bad” air filter, or low-quality air filter, is less effective in capturing smaller particles and can bow and restrict airflow, reducing performance and forcing your HVAC system to work harder. This can lead to higher … Read more

FAQs on air filters-answers from an air filtration expert

There is a lot of good information on air filters and air filtration systems on the internet. However, there are also a lot of myths. For example, did you know that even if an air filter looks dirty, it may still have plenty of life left? Also, not all air filters are made equal. The … Read more

An Expert’s Guide to Air Filter Changeouts

The seasonal changeout of air filters in HVAC systems for public and private buildings is an essential maintenance task, especially when there are significant changes in environmental conditions, such as going from cool to warm or warm to cool weather. Another consideration for seasonal changeouts is changing humidity levels. Properly maintaining air filters ensures better … Read more

Eager to Go On Vacation? Air Quality, Health Considerations For Your Hotel Stay

How Canadians can safely stay in hotels

Health and Safety Risks Associated with Poor Indoor Air Quality and Inadequate air filtration in Hotels Canadians are traveling more than ever these days due to the fact that in recent times travel was restricted and less accessible. If outstanding hotel cleanliness was a selling point for guests before, it most definitely is more so … Read more

Canada Air Filtration Advisory: How Can Canadians Protect Their Lungs As Wildfire Smoke Spreads? Updated May 27, 2024

Summary:  In this blog post, Camfil Canada expert Berni Baier discusses wildfires in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, and elsewhere and the effects of wildfire smoke across Canada. The article explains how we can use air filters to reduce the impact on our health. While wildfires are typical in Canada during summer months, there has been a … Read more

THE IMPACT OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS ON  CANADIAN AIR QUALITY-Updated with new information and FAQs on VOCs

Did you know that the air inside your building or workplace could be filled with harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs)? These compounds are commonly found in industrial and commercial environments like factories, office buildings, and businesses. The gases can come from common items like paints, solvents, building materials, cleaning products, and many other sources and … Read more

How can Canadians combat the triple threat of RSV, COVID-19, and influenza?-an air filtration expert’s view

How serious is the triple threat of RSV, COVID-19, and influenza in Canada this year? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19, and influenza are creating major strains on Canadian healthcare systems. This is not only because of the spike in cases but also because the ongoing backlogs healthcare facilities are experiencing caused by the Pandemic are compounding … Read more

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