Clean air is essential for our health and well-being, especially indoors where we spend a significant amount of time. One way to improve indoor air quality is by using air filters. One important aspect to consider when selecting an air filter is its maximum room cubic feet (Cu Ft) size. Regular maintenance and monitoring contribute to maximizing performance and effectiveness.
Why Maximum Room Cubic Feet Size Matters
Air filters are designed to circulate and filter the air within a specific space. The maximum room cubic feet size specification indicates the optimal room size for an air filter to effectively clean the air within a reasonable period. It ensures that the air filter can handle the volume of air in each space and provide efficient filtration.
Understanding CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)
CFM represents the amount of air that an air filter can move in a minute. Different air filters have varying CFM capacities, and this value directly impacts the performance and size of the room it can effectively filter.
Determining Maximum Room Size
By adding a zero to the end of the maximum CFM value, the resulting number represents the maximum room size in cubic feet that the air filter can adequately handle.
Let us consider the G0738 air filter with a maximum CFM of 409 at its highest speed setting. By applying the formula, we multiply 409 by 10, resulting in a maximum room size of 4090 cubic feet that this air filter can efficiently filter. Similarly, for the G9956 air filter with a maximum CFM of 1400, the maximum room size would be 14,000 cubic feet.
Utilizing Multiple Air Filters
In larger spaces exceeding the maximum room size of a single air filter, you can consider using multiple air filters. By employing additional units, you can enhance air circulation and filtration.
Calculating Air Circulations
Air circulation refers to the number of times the air within a specific space pass through an air filter within a given time limit.
Number of Circulations = (CFM X 60) / Room Volume
As a final note, generally, you will want to move the air a minimum of 6 to 8 times per hour.
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