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Facts About Commercial Aluminum Mesh Filters

Commercial aluminum mesh filters are used in heating, ventilation, and cooling systems. These filters are highly durable and sturdy, and are meant to last a long time with proper care and use. Most commercial aluminum mesh filters are made from an aluminum mesh pad suspended between filter frames. The pad itself is comprised of multiple […]

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Protect Your HVAC System with Hail Guards

Protect your HVAC system from damage with hail guards. According to some estimates, weather-related damage claims to HVAC systems have doubled since the 1980s. Hail guards installed on rooftop HVAC units can protect them from damage due to hail and other weather-related incidents.   In the Midwest, hail often accompanies strong thunderstorms. It doesn’t matter […]

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Is It Time to Get New Cottonwood Filters?

It’s that time of year – time for cottonwood filters. Every spring, as poplars bloom through the Midwest, the airborne seeds become a nuisance for rooftop mounted cooling towers. Wind blows seeds up into the cooling towers where the air intake ducts suck them into the system. Without cottonwood filters, you system can quickly get […]

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Air Filter Service Offers Time-Saving Convenience

Twin City filter Service’s air filter service offers time-saving convenience for busy building maintenance offices.   Let’s face it – spring is a busy time for you. You’ve got to check the building’s HVAC system to make sure it is ready for the season’s first heatwave. You’re probably installing cottonwood filters onto rooftop units and […]

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Three Myths About MERV

MERV is one of several standards methods of rating air filters. MERV ratings are used to indicate the particle size that a filter can capture. The higher the number, the smaller the particles the filter can trap and keep from the air circulating through the system.   Everyone thinks they know what MERV ratings mean…but […]

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What Are MERV Filters?

It sounds like the name of a person rather than a filter: MERV filters. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. It is a standard method of measuring a filter’s efficiency. MERV values help consumers differentiate among the many different types, brands, and price points of filters on the market. They also help builders, environmental […]

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