Filter Maintenance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that indoor air is often more polluted (typically two to five times more and occasionally 100 times more) than outdoor air.

Good IAQ depends on a number of factors, including effective filtration. Filtration provides the primary defense against particular pollutants for building occupants and HVAC equipment. Today's higher standards in filtration, coupled with rigorous attention paid to filter selection, helps to produce cleaner, purer air and reduce IAQ-related problems.

The Hard Truth About Filtration and Your HVAC Bottom Line

There’s no point in denying the facts - Facilities management professionals, like everyone else in today’s economically challenging business climate, are looking for a way to cut costs on their watch wherever possible.   

Working with facilities management leaders across the nation, CORE often sees decision makers turning to the HVAC system to bear the brunt of these cost cutting measures.  And though this decision is well intended, the end result of this decision is often a costly one.  

When looking to reduce HVAC costs, delaying routine filter maintenance and replacement should not be the “go-to” solution. In fact, any perceived savings are offset by an HVAC system forced to run at peak energy consumption levels (because of clogged filters) in order to keep your air clean and safe.

I say “forced” because an HVAC system that is expending peak amounts of energy to power its motors through a state of increased airflow resistance caused by filters that haven’t been maintained properly is a scenario that can be avoided -  and in doing so, will help realize the cost savings the business leader is looking to achieve.  

The Facts ... and Their Far Ranging Implications

Airflow resistance increases over time as filters need to work doubly hard to remove the contaminants in the air.

The greater the environment of airflow resistance that exists due to improperly maintained filters, the greater your HVAC energy expenditure.

The greater the amount of energy expenditure resulting from the restricted airflow in your filters, the greater your unnecessary bottom line cost – but there’s another bottom-line cost that has far wider implications to consider. The environment.

Helping you achieve superior environmental performance is something we take very seriously at CORE.

As we expand our efforts across America and overseas, there’s an undeniable trend of large commercial facility managers placing an emphasis upon corporate citizenship, with environmental focus being a very real part of business strategy and the overall strategic decision making process.

Some of our largest customers have expressed interest and are in the process of making the switch to green air filters for their unique ability to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Air filtration is about much more than just protecting your HVAC equipment investment. It impacts your employee health, productivity, the bottom line and the environment.


CORE is a recognized, domestic leader in the HVAC market that proactively employs sophisticated technologies and best in class process and certification to address your IAQ problems head-on. More about CORE

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Core Mechanical, Inc.
7150 N. Park Drive
Suite 400
Pennsauken, NJ 08109

Phone: 856.665.0636
Fax: 856.488.2241

The Importance of Working With a State Licensed Air Conditioning Contractorstate-licensed-air-conditioning-contractor

To deal with the problems arising from slowly deteriorating IAQ, commercial and industrial facilities need to ensure that the AC ducts are cleaned and serviced regularly and that their equipment has been optimized in accordance with ASHRAE standards.

The reality is that with so much at stake, it does not pay to work with unlicensed contractors who often lack the education, hands-on training and cutting edge technologies granted by state licensing.

As a certified member in good standing of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Core is an industry leading HVAC service provider and offers varied services to improve ventilation and system optimization. In addition, Core offers repair, maintenance and often total system replacements to industrial and commercial facilities.

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