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

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

When and why should I change my HVAC air filter?

Written by Air Filter Expert Jon Holmes Dirty, dusty filters; no one likes changing them, but they play such an important role in tenant comfort and building efficiency.  Unfortunately, many times building operators aren’t getting the best value for their filter spend because air filters are either changed too soon, resulting in increased labour and … Read more

5 ways to save energy in HVAC- Canadian Air Filtration Experts Explain How

With energy costs at an all-time high in recent years, it is more important than ever for building owners, property managers, and facilities managers to find ways to reduce energy costs. In buildings, air filtration systems are responsible for a significant amount of energy consumption. This is especially true if your HVAC system is not … Read more

Improving indoor air quality of public buildings in Canada

The Canadian Government tells us that Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors, which should mean improving indoor air quality of public buildings is important. Unfortunately, poor indoor air quality is a common problem in government workplaces and public buildings. Public buildings include; recreational facilities such as hockey rinks, schools, libraries, government offices, etc. These … Read more

MERV Air Filter Testing in Canada

By Phillip Ilijevski and Joe Brennan  MERV Air filter testing may not be top of mind for most people, but air filtration plays a major impact in building livability, comfort, and quality of life for occupants and visitors. Most people are likely not aware of the impact that the wrong filter can have on indoor … Read more

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

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 Property Managers & Facilities … Read more

Canadians are returning to the office, it’s time to improve Indoor air quality

It’s been over two years since the pandemic hit and many people have been working from home ever since. However, as businesses reopen their doors, Canadians are returning to the office. But is it really safe to return to an office environment? This article looks at what you can do to stay healthy, particularly how … Read more

Mould in Commercial Buildings: Does It Affect the Health of Canadian Occupants? Resource by Camfil, CA

Controlling mould in Canada

Summary:     In this blog post air filtration experts present information on mould growth in commercial buildings, explore the health impacts of mould spore inhalation, and offer ways to safely and effectively rid areas of mould.      Health Canada considers indoor mould growth to be a significant health hazard. Mould refers to fungus that grows in multicellular … Read more

Air Filtration Expert, Jon Holmes, Shares New Air Filtration Recommendations for Property and Facility Management. Resource by Camfil, CA

Air filtration recommendations for Canadian building managers

Summary:  In this blog post, Segment Leader for Property and Facility Management, Jon Holmes, shares his recommendations, breaks down total cost of ownership (TCO), and delivers top tips on air filtration for Canadian building managers.    There are over 482,000 commercial and institutional buildings in Canada, with Ontario accounting for 35% of buildings and consuming the … Read more

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