Learn About Air Purification and Filtration

If We Rated Cars Like Air Filters

August 03, 2018 |

ASHRAE 52.2 gave us the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) for air filters, creating a 16-point chart that tells us what percentage of particles in a certain size range will be removed by a filter.  This system was an improvement when it was introduced in 1999 ...

College Air Filter Change Saves Big

April 25, 2018 |

A Minnesota college recently audited their air filters, and found surprising performance differences between different pleated air filter brands.  Having spent many years buying from a combination of State Contract suppliers and Specify and Bid contract awarded to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Washable Air Filter Options

April 21, 2017 |

In today's eco-conseious world the washable air filter is seeing a revival, and with new technology there is good reason to consider washable air filters for some applications.  While the metal air filter remains the most commonly thought of washable air filter, there ...

HVAC Air Filter Housing Options

March 07, 2017 |

Since air filters made their way into HVAC systems, there have been different housing and frame systems to hold those air filters in place.  Each manufacturer wanted to create their own housing so you would be tied into their filters, or buy replacement parts through ...

HVAC Air Filter Frame Systems

February 23, 2017 |

HVAC air filter frame systems are needed to hold the filter in place while air races through the air handler.  Depending on what type of air filter you need to have it will impact the filter frame system you'll need.  Though most frames themselves are universal the ...

UV-C For Your HVAC System Checklist

February 01, 2017 |

Over twenty years ago HVAC systems first began getting outfitted with UV-C light systems to irradiate the coils, keeping them clean and operating at peak efficiency.  Even if cleaning HVAC coils is a task done regularly at your facility, most often paybacks have been ...

Concussions & Carbon

May 23, 2016 |

For one not so glorious year I played football in Jr High, and despite being one of the smaller guys on the team my position assignment was tight-end. That meant practicing with the linesmen. One drill we would do is two of us would lay on our backs ear-to-ear; when ...

HVAC Filter Checklist

April 21, 2016 |

When it comes to air filters it seems the phrase “They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To” is truer today than it has ever been. With Self-supported pleated filters and coarse synthetic media taking over the industry the quality of filters has seen a steady decline as ...