The true cost of a filter is much more than its initial purchase price. Many other factors should be considered when calculating cost and cost-savings with filtration.
Example: A customer desires to replace twenty 2" 30% pleated pre-filters and 80% fiberglass bag filters with single-stage Viledon T-60 filters. The service life of the pleated filter is four months; the service life of the fiberglass filter is one year; and the service life of the Viledon T-60 is two years. What is the true cost?
True cost calculations:
Number of filter changes x 2 years x purchase price of filter = True cost of initial purchase price
Labor expense + transportation + removal and disposal of old filters = True cost of installation cost