Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Preventing an air filter in furnace from becoming clogged keeps a heating and cooling system performing efficiently and can help homeowners gain up to $200 in annual energy savings.

The $99.95 FILTERSCAN WiFi air filter monitor from CleanAlert LLC wireless monitor and notification service takes the guesswork out of the important chore of changing air filters by sending text and e-mail alerts to your smartphone or tablet computer. Preventing an air filter from becoming clogged keeps a heating and cooling system performing efficiently and can help homeowners gain up to $200 in annual energy savings. But the FILTERSCAN WiFi is not just for the home. It can be used in commercial buildings as well.

The FILTERSCAN WiFi air monitor was recognized with a 2014 Best of What’s New award from the editors of Popular Science Magazine as part of its annual competition. The innovative monitor appears in the Home category in Popular Science’s December issue, which can also be found at Popular Science.

Using patented technology to determine a filter’s remaining life, the wireless monitor can determine the very point when a filter becomes too clogged with dirt, dust, pet dander and other particles to perform effectively, explained Terry L. Reavis, vice president, sales & marketing for CleanAlert, known for its innovative airflow-sensing solutions.

According to Reavis, most homeowners wait too long to change their air filter, allowing pressure to build up in an HVAC system, which increases energy costs, decreases equipment life and reduces indoor air quality.

“Just like an automobile’s gas gauge, the FILTERSCAN takes a scientific approach to maximizing a home’s air quality by monitoring how much “cleaning power” remains in an air filter while in use,” says Reavis. “Clogged filters are the primary cause of home heating and cooling system failures that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Clogged filters can also strain the blower on a system, making it operate less efficiently and increasing utility bills by up to 15 percent.”

Read more about indoor air quality.


Topics: Connected Homes / Smart Homes, Cost of Ownership, Dehumidifiers and Air Purifiers, Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Healthy Homes, Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Maintenance & Repair


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