Luis Fernandez, President
There is no substitute to clean air. Undeniably so, being the central part of an HVAC system responsible for healthier indoor air free of dust, dirt, debris, allergens, and other contaminants; the importance of air filters remains unmatched. These systems not only improve the life of an air conditioning unit but also provide better energy efficiency. However, when clogged with these contaminants, the central heating and cooling blower compensates for the offered resistance by generating higher energy consumption, which increases the utility costs. Also, clogged air filters re-circulate the dirty air back in the house while also shortening the HVAC equipment’s life. Keeping the filters cleaned or changing them regularly then becomes paramount, but the question that still lingers around is how often should air conditioner filters be changed?
Perfectly poised to address this is CleanAlert—a company that is renowned for developing a family of airflow monitoring solutions for homeowners, contractors, facility managers, and industrial process facilities. “The approach of resorting to servicing their filters according to a schedule results in loss of revenue and unnecessary material costs as filters are serviced too often.
We take away the guesswork as our focus right from the beginning has been on telling people when they should replace the air filters in their HVAC systems,” asserts Luis Fernandez, President at CleanAlert.
The company offers a patented, Wifi-enabled, and affordable airflow sensor, FILTERSCAN WiFi Air Filter Monitor that digitally alerts the users when the filter needs servicing by measuring differential pressure changes in the HVAC system. As soon as the air filter efficiency is compromised, FILTERSCAN sends the user a text or email to change the air furnace filter. Besides this, FILTERSCAN also provides local visual and audible clogging alerts. It detects air filter clogging by measuring the change in differential pressure inside an HVAC system over time. It enables commercial users as well as homeowners and building managers to access real-time filter clogging and system status information online at any time.
Given the fact that clogged air filter is the primary cause of HVAC equipment failure, FILTERSCAN helps protect against expensive HVAC system repairs and prevents the excess heating and cooling costs caused by clogged filters. The effective air filter monitor installs easily within minutes upstream, downstream, or differentially across a filter. It recalibrates each time a filter is serviced and is compatible with most filters and residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC systems. FILTERSCAN is ideal for HVAC contractors maintaining multiple residential communities, apartment buildings, or national and regional contracts and works with single-speed, multi-speed, as well as most variable air volume (VAV) HVAC systems. “We have no competition in the market as our innovative technology is significantly more robust and cost-effective than any other airflow measurement products currently on the market. We optimize the filter life while helping users avoid higher energy bills, compromised air quality, and costly repairs,” explains Fernandez.
At present, the company focuses on developing a phone app to help users interact with smart devices like the FILTERSCAN and get access to the reporting notification service on their phone. The app will simplify the installation process by offering easy installation instructions. CleanAlert is currently seeking to partner with an air filter manufacturer to create a smart air filter that can alert the user when it needs to be replaced. “With our expert team, we aim to create, design, and manufacture high performance, low-cost airflow products that exceed expectations of quality, accuracy, and reliability,” concludes Fernandez.