TCO – the total cost of ownership when purchasing air filters
TCO = total cost = filter costs + energy costs + labor costs + disposal costs
When purchasing filters for ventilation and air conditioning systems, the focus is often on the product price. But to make an informed decision, one should consider the total cost of a filter’s life to the asset owner, known as the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Energy costs in particular play a crucial role, as they can have a significant impact on the budget in the long term. In this blog post, we take a close look at the TCO and how special filters with energy classes A and A+ (cf. Eurovent) can help to significantly reduce energy consumption.
The relationship between air filter selection and energy costs
Choosing the right air filter is an important factor in optimizing the energy consumption of ventilation systems. In fact, the energy cost of the filter accounts for over 70% of its total cost. Here, the energy consumption of an air filter is determined by the pressure drop that occurs when the air flows through the filter.
Energy-saving filters have a significantly lower value compared to less efficient air filters already at an initial pressure drop of 40 Pa, whereas conventional filters start at 80 to 100 Pa.
By using energy-saving air filters, more than 1200 kWh per filter stage can be saved annually compared to the less good energy classes. In addition, there is further savings potential with regard to the service life and replacement timing of the air filters.
These savings are clearly reflected in energy costs and have a positive impact on the overall TCO.
The advantages of the total cost approach
Considering TCO is not just about saving costs in the short term, but also about long-term efficiency and sustainability. By choosing energy-efficient filters, companies can not only reduce their energy costs, but also reduce their environmental footprint.
In addition, longer filter life and less maintenance can lead to further cost savings. The TCO analysis allows our customers to evaluate the overall value of a filter solution and make informed decisions based on that.
The role of the Frischluftmanager
When choosing the right supplier for air filters, it is important to look for reliability, quality and expertise.
In the Frischluftmanager we search for the best filters on the market for your systems. Independently of the manufacturer and according to your personal preferences, we can select the best filters for your systems. You can prioritize the following five criteria:
Air quality, energy consumption, service life, environmental awareness and price,
With simple measurement technology, we also help you to measure actual values such as dynamic pressure, energy consumption, etc. and provide sound, verifiable results.
Finally, we are happy to support you in communicating and demonstrating the achieved values
Conclusion of the total cost consideration for air filters
Air filters have a significant impact on the overall energy consumption of ventilation systems. An inefficient filter system with high pressure drop, incorrect standing and changing time can lead to significant energy waste.
By using energy-efficient filter systems, companies can not only reduce their CO2 emissions, but also achieve significant cost savings.
The Frischluftmanager offers you the“all-inclusive package” to optimize your costs and energy consumption to ensure a sustainable solution for efficient and environmentally friendly air filtration.