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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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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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