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 ...

The Best Air Filter? MERV-13

March 21, 2018 |

When trying to answer the question of what is best there should be a list of disclaimers, because nothing is 100% best 100% of the time.  For this question, we are addressing commercial HVAC applications for non-critical facilities like schools, office buildings, ...

What MERV Rating Should I Use?

November 30, 2017 |

One of the most common questions we get is "What MERV Rating should I use?" and for commercial HVAC air filters this question is one of those easy questions with a semi-complicated answer.  There are a lot of variables when selecting a MERV rating, and in some cases ...

MERV 13 Air Filter

October 09, 2017 |

Increased awareness of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the pollutants and particles that are in the air have changed the idea of what "good" air filtration is.  The health effects of breathing air with a high amount of small sub-micron Particulate Matter (PM) have been ...

MERV 11 Air Filter

October 09, 2017 |

Increased awareness of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the pollutants and particles that are in the air have changed the idea of what "good" air filtration is.  The health effects of breathing air with a high amount of small sub-micron Particulate Matter (PM) have been ...

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 ...

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 ...

What is a High Efficiency Air Filter?  MERV 11 or MERV 13?

April 27, 2017 |

The phrase "High Effiecency Air Filter" has been a subjective term in the past, and has been left up to the manufacturers, not users, of air filters to determine what makes a filter high efficiency.  With this responsibility on the shoulders of the air filter ...

Commercial HEPA Air Purifier Options

April 10, 2017 |

With cleaner indoor air becoming not only demanded by building occupants and required by increasing regulation it also is starting to have documented studies showing productivity gains by implementing programs to ensure clean indoor air - even in typically dusty/dirty ...

Welding Fumes - Controlling the Cloud

March 08, 2017 |

Welding fumes rise quickly and can cloud a shop with little effort.  Because of this eliminating this cloud can be difficult.  Most of the time companies rely on exhuast ventilation or expensive dust collector or Airborne Pollution Control (APC) equipment.  These ...