Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Filtration’

What “MERV” Mean for Air Filters

Monday, July 29th, 2019

air-fliter-cuMERV may look like a misspelling of the name Marv, but these four letters are vital for understanding the air filters in HVAC systems designed to trap particles from circulating through a building. Not all filters are the same: the simple panel filter on your HVAC cabinet is designed to stop large contaminants like dust and lint from getting into the system, while the HEPA filters used in hospitals are powerful enough to stop the movement of bacteria and viruses. MERV is the rating that explains the filtration power of the filter. The higher the MERV rating, the tighter the filter weave.

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Indoor Air Quality Help for Allergy Season

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

dandelion-in-fieldSpring always brings with it good news: warmer weather! It might come a bit later in spring than earlier, but it gets here no matter what.

But the warmer weather often brings with it bad news: allergy season! After a rainy stretch of weather here in New York, when the weather starts to heat up it means plant blooms—and a subsequent spike in the pollen levels. There’s also a rise in the growth of mold and mildew, which further creates allergy problems.

Now that allergy season is starting, you and other people in your household may be dealing with some unpleasant times because of airborne allergens. Sure, you can take medicine, but we have recommendations for how you can improve your home’s indoor air quality with the help of IAQ professionals. We offer excellent indoor air quality services in Staten Island, NY.

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Indoor Air Quality Can Be a Serious Problem in Winter

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Question: Where is the air quality worse, outside a home or inside?

You’ll probably answer “outside,” since this is place people associate with pollution. But according to studies, the air quality inside a home (as well as other buildings) can be 3 to 4 times worse than the air outside! Why is this? It’s because a home has numerous sources of pollutants inside it. Just a short list: gas-using appliances, cosmetics, personal care products, hobby products, cleaning supplies, air fresheners, paint, varnish, and pressed wood products. Without any easy way for these contaminants to exit a home, they’ll soon start to build up.

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