In our Under the Hood section today we will look at not only helping food truck owners save a few bucks over the lifespan of their food truck, but will also provide a way to make your food truck a little more environmentally friendly.  One of the easiest parts to swap out in a food truck is its air filter. A quick pop of the hood and the loosening of a couple of clamps or a wing nut and you simply reach in and pull out the old air filter. Next, open the box up containing your new air filter; pop it into place, secure everything and you are done.

Maybe five or ten minutes are all it takes to accomplish this job. So, why is it that everyone doesn’t change their own air filter? More importantly, why don’t more people opt for environmentally friendly air filters, commonly known as “green” air filters? You can install a green air filter yourself and do much more than keep the air clean in the process.

So, what is a “green” air filter? A green air filter is an environmentally friendly air filter. No, they aren’t usually green as the color green is what signifies that the product works in harmony with nature.

Several advantages to installing a green or reusable air filter:

Once is Enough

With a reusable air filter, you never have to buy another air filter again for your rolling kitchen. Periodically, all you would have to do is take the air filter out, clean it, and then re install it. Many reusable air filters, are made of a washable cotton gauze material. Cotton is one of the most durable materials on earth and thus is able to handle consistent cleaning and reuse.

Save the Landfills

In many states, disposing of trash has become a big problem. You can do your part by not adding to the problem. Just think about it: over the lifespan of your food truck you could easily add 10 or more air filters and boxes to the city dump. With a reusable air filter, you will be adding one box, and that is all.

Engine Runs Better

A deep pleat in a reusable air filter means better filtration: your food truck’s engine “breathes” better with a higher quality, natural product. As you may know, an efficient engine uses less fuel too.

Some may say that a reusable air filter will cost you more, and in most cases they would be correct since most are approximately two to four times the price of a throw away air filter. However, you will recoup that money over time and do your part in showing environmental responsibility. Who can put a price on all of that? Go green and make a difference today!