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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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The Importance of Air Filters

Air filters help us keep our houses warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Air filters can remove dust, lint, pet hair and dander, and other particles down to the smallest microparticle that can harm circuitry and microchips in sensitive equipment. The right air filters keep our worlds clean, comfortable, and functioning efficiently. […]

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Clean Grease Filters Save You Money!

Restaurant owners and commercial food preparation businesses know that clean grease filters are important. Clean grease filters can save you money in a variety of ways. Reduced risk of fire: Grease build-up inside ductwork captures dirt and dust particles. As this greasy buildup gets thicker, sparks from the kitchen can ignite it and cause flash […]

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Belt Suppliers Who Care About Customer Service

You need belts – V-belts, cog belts, toothed belts, in many sizes and materials. And while you need selection, you also need customer service. At Twin City Filter Service, we like to think we go the extra mile to provide exceptional service to our clients. We offer hundreds of belt SKUs – in stock and […]

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How High-Efficiency Filters Enhance Worker Health

It sounds strange, but it’s true; high-efficiency filters can actually have a positive effect on the workforce. Most office buildings run their systems at the default occupation densities found in the office. The American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends in Standard 62.1 a minimum ventilation rate of just over 15 CFM […]

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Considerations for Replacement Filters

A filter upgrade and the associated replacement filters may be part of your annual plans to upgrade your HVAC system. Whether for an industrial, commercial, or other large building, upgrading filters and getting new replacement filters can go a long way towards improving indoor air quality and lowering system maintenance costs. Certain considerations must be […]

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What Difference Does a MERV Rating Make?

The MERV rating on your system’s air filters plays an important role in both improving indoor air quality and controlling heating and cooling costs. Here’s the impact that the MERV rating makes – and the difference it can make in your energy bills! What Is a MERV Rating? The MERV rating on air filters refers […]

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