Environmental elements make air intake filtration a challenge. Airflow obstructions, like hail and dust, can lead to costly repairs. Every component of your HVAC equipment needs preventative maintenance and air intake protection. Whether your equipment is large or small, stationary or mobile, indoors or outdoors.
Benefits of Air Intake Filters on Your HVAC Equipment
Air Handling Units: Air intake filters help to optimize environmental air quality and reduce filter changes by extending the life of internal filters by up to 60%, per independent study.
Cooling Towers: Air intake filters help prevent fill material from getting clogged, help prevent sludge buildup in water basins and help optimize water chemical treatments while reducing chemical consumption. Additionally, by diffusing entry of sunlight into the tower and stopping entry of organic debris (a nutrient source for bacteria) , air intake filters help to thwart the growth of algae and fight proliferation of bacteria, including Legionella, the cause of Legionnaire’s Disease.
Unlike water and sand filter systems that only filter debris from the cooling water, air intake filters help keep debris out of the system in the first place and protects expensive fill material and cooling water so the system operates efficiently.
Chillers and Condenser Units: Air intake filters keep coils free of debris for optimal cooling efficiency and eliminate downtime due to fouling. Also eliminates the need for unnecessary coil cleaning solvents and power washing that can damage oils and fins.
Air Intake Filters for Your HVAC Equipment
Permatron’s air intake filters are designed with permanent, washable UV protected media. This media draws in and traps airborne particulates before they can enter the system. All air filters are handmade and can be custom sized to meet any air intake challenge, including cut-outs, special shapes, and skirting. Our most popular air intake filters include:
PreVent® Model R: single or double layer black polypropylene media encased in a rigid steel frame and can easily attach with magnetic stripping or special clips
PreVent® Model U: single or double layer of black polypropylene media encased in a flexible vinyl edge and can easily attach with grommets and plastic mounting clips