Learn About Air Purification and Filtration

Chillers and Cottonwood Don't Mix: Cottonwood Screens Prevent Problems

August 08, 2017 |

Cottonwood seeds are known to travel up to 5 miles and each cottonwood tree sheds their seeds for two weeks.  Those of us living in the Midwest United States can count on anywhere from one to three months of seeing cottonwood seeds flying around, though most seasons up ...

When The Washable Air Filter Works Best

August 07, 2017 |

The Washable Air Filter still has a place in the air filter world.  Even as air quality concerns have put the focus on high efficiency air filters and away from the lower efficieny ones.  Being one of the largest distributors of air filters in the United States and ...

Air Filters and Your Lungs

July 10, 2017 |

With the introduction of ISO 16890 to the world (only the United States is left to adpot it) there has been a lot more talk and research about the relationship between air filters and air quality.  This discussion has been happening before, but with little emphasis on ...

Clean Room Filters - More than meets the eye.

June 15, 2017 |

The number of requests we get for replacemnt "2x4" clean room filters is astounding and it seems that this very common request would be easy to answer - but clean room HEPA filters are not quite that easy.  Some additional information is key to be able to ensure you ...

MERV 8: The Most Common Filter in The United States

June 05, 2017 |

The MERV 8 pleated filter is the most commonly used air filter in the United States.  Possibly a better way to say this is the 2" deep pleat is the most commonly used, as manufacturers continue to take advantage of the ASHRAE 52.2/MERV testing system and now many of ...

MERV 11 Air Filter - The Compromise Efficiency

June 02, 2017 |

It could be that because we're in the Midwest and it's part of our culture more than other places, but we are always seeking a compromise between High-Quality and Price.  Never thinking we deserve the "best" and compromising with "good enough" has lead to high demand ...

MERV 15 (95%+) The Forgotten Air Filter Efficiency

May 30, 2017 |

With a scale of 16 different classifications in MERV through the ASHRAE 52.2 test method, the industry only actively uses about half of them.  At the high end of the spectrum we see more filters made with more options than anywhere else.  MERV 13, MERV 14, and MERV 16 ...

When to Change UV Lights in HVAC Systems

May 18, 2017 |

Most UV C lamps for commercial HVAC systems or disinfection towers are modified T5 flourescent lamps.  The modifications are significant, but that still doesn't cahnge a lot of the questions about how long you can go between changes.  Most T5s are rated to last 20,000 ...

Air Filter Frame - Key Components

May 10, 2017 |

An air filter frame is just a bent up piece of sheet metal isn't it?  For many manufacturers the answer is yes, but for the end user that wants to ensure a proper fit and minimal to no bypass of air then the answer is a resounding NO!  There are a few components to an ...

Unducted Industrial Air Filtration System - Applications

May 09, 2017 |

Industrial facilities have long had poor or non-existent air filtration, but with current pressures from both regulators and employees these facilities - like warehouses, light manufacturing, welding, industrial coating/painting, etc, the need for adding filtration is ...