HVAC Filters - Commercial Consumers
After conducting extensive research, we were unable to find the teams/departments at different industries that are responsible for purchasing HVAC filters, as each sector may have separate internal guidelines for assigning such responsibilities and may have assigned that function to third parties. However, we located the various industries which may carry out frequent purchases of HVAC filters as the agriculture, automotive, consumer goods, appliances, electronics, lighting industries, etc. The research strategy below contains the thought processes with which we arrived at our findings, and explains why some information is not publicly available.
We began our research by looking for precompiled information on the commercial consumers of HVAC filters from the databases of credible sites like The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS), Goodway, Wirecutter, US EPA, Consumer Reports, etc, to find out if there are any common departments that are involved in the purchasing HVAC filters. We found sources that mentioned that a central department or office might handle the responsibility of indoor air quality management. However, this information was just for offices in commercial buildings and did not define any specific department.
Next, we scanned through multiple company reports under various industries and checked through the websites of various companies in beverage production, healthcare, agriculture, electronics, lighting, etc., per industry to check if there was any data present in their reports, company articles, or blogs that could be used to determine who purchases HVAC filters for industrial and commercial uses. However, the only available information was of financial reports and other articles related to company products.
Afterward, we attempted to find some other data that could be used to arrive at an answer to the request. This thought process led us to check review websites in which companies reviewed the HVAC filters which they purchased. The idea was to check through the comments section to see if we could derive a pattern from useful comments by checking to see their company information. We looked at sources like Wirecutter, The Architect's Guide, HVACify, BestReviews, Dust Mite Solutions, etc. However, the reviews that we found only included the name of the user, without providing their company/industry info. Hence, we could no longer pursue this strategy.
Lastly, we looked for the requested information by finding out about the installation and maintenance of the HVAC filters in various industry niches, along with multiple departments like the admin, engineering, and facility departments, etc. We hoped to find information on some industries/sub-industries and the departments within them that are responsible for the maintenance of HVAC filters. Instead, we found further detailed reports on HVAC filters, and their functions within the industry, but nothing relevant to the purchase of those filters, as such this strategy also did not yield any useful results.
POTENTIAL CONSUMERS WHO PURCHASE HVAC FILTERS FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIES USES
Potential consumers of HVAC filters for commercial and industrial uses can be found in agriculture, automotive, consumer goods, appliances, electronics, lighting, engineering, food & beverages, electronics & optics, energy & power systems, healthcare, logistics, material processing, commercial & public buildings, transportation, pharmaceutical, and gas turbine industries.
For organizations, a central department or office may carry out the responsibility of handling indoor air quality. Rented spaces under separate leases, may limit the control of the building's management over the day-to-day activities in the leased space.
Most industries do not want to spend any extra capital investment on the installation of devices to control air pollution, as they usually fail to be conscious of the effects of their activities on society. This neglect and refusal to install such devices is projected to reduce the demand for such devices in the course of the next few years.
As with most things, purchase decisions regarding equipment often revolve around the price. For HVAC filters, this will be a challenge to its market growth.