Impact of Air-Filter Condition on HVAC Equipment

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An analysis was performed of changes in energy consumption caused by dirty filters for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems during both heating and cooling cycles. Basic heat-transfer fundamentals and the vapor-compression refrigeration cycle for air conditioners were used. The energy cost savings between a dirty and a clean filter were small and were mainly offset by the filter cost. However, the consequences of deferring filter replacement could be very costly because of early equipment failures.

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Jung, L. January 1, 1987.

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An analysis was performed of changes in energy consumption caused by dirty filters for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems during both heating and cooling cycles. Basic heat-transfer fundamentals and the vapor-compression refrigeration cycle for air conditioners were used. The energy cost savings between a dirty and a clean filter were small and were mainly offset by the filter cost. However, the consequences of deferring filter replacement could be very costly because of early equipment failures.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 1987

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-9894
  • Grant Number: AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/814094 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 814094
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc738593

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Jung, L. Impact of Air-Filter Condition on HVAC Equipment, report, January 1, 1987; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc738593/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.