Understanding Panel Filters Basics

October 31, 2019

Panel filters are typically used in HVAC system applications as the primary filter for industrial, commercial, medical, and institutional applications. Panel-type filters effectively serve to protect and extend the life of HVAC systems – making them an essential components of HVAC systems of all configurations and sizes.


In today’s blog, we will briefly overview how panel filters work and why regular maintenance checks are important.


How do panel filters work?


Panel-type filters are composed of filter media, as a way to trap potentially harmful particles and contaminants from entering the air we breathe. Panel-type filters are one of a few types of filters commonly used in HVAC systems. There are a number of filters used in HVAC systems where forced air is filtered through – each functioning to trap different types of particles and contaminants.


Contaminants can include regular dust and dirt, pollen, mold spores, fiber and lint particles, metal or wood particles, animal fur and hair, bacteria and other types of microorganisms.


Why is it important to clean my filters?


All the air that passes through a building is at some point fed through the building’s HVAC system. It is for this reason that it is important to perform regular maintenance checks on your HVAC system and its components – including the filtration system.


Visual checks should be performed to ensure your panel-type filters are not clogged or dirty. Clogged or dirty filters can reduce the efficacy of your HVAC system, reduce airflow within the system – leading to malfunctions in other components such as air handling fans, reduce effectiveness in the removal of particles and contaminants, lead to further residual accumulation in your HVAC system’s ductwork, and increased energy usage – resulting in a higher energy bill.


Where can I find quality panel-filter products?


Dynamic Filtration manufactures and provides a large range of panel-type filter elements for your HVAC application. Our products allow for seamless maintenance and cleaning with compressed air or washing via detergent solution. For all your filtration product needs, be sure to call Dynamic Filtration today!



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