In response to numerous customer requests Tex-Air Filters is pleased to announce that the company now has a physical presence in Dallas. The company purchased Pure Air Filter Company of Dallas (offices and warehouse are located at 11251 Leo Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229) Phone numbers for this location are Office 214-247-7101 and Fax 214-247-5178. Tex-Air … More
How to Use Proper Filtration and Differential Pressure to Help Control Contamination During Health Care Facility Construction
Between July and September of 1994 technicians in the clinical microbiology laboratory of Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas found Aspergillus niger in 17 clinical samples submitted for 15 patients at the hospital. This caused a great deal of consternation for two reasons: 1. The incidence of Aspergillus niger … More
Filter Needs in the LEED Rating System
Building owners obtain points in LEED system with proper filtration. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System represents the U.S. Green Building Council’s effort to provide a national standard for what constitutes a “green building.” It is a design guideline and third-party certification tool that has become increasingly popular over … More
What is a MERV? Air Filter Testing Explained
It is important to understand what a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) means when it comes to air filters. This article explains how a MERV is calculated and gives information on how it should be used to evaluate air filters.
How to Select the Right HVAC Filter
What is the right filter for your job? Today, more than ever, there are a large variety of filter choices for every application. Filters come in a wide range of efficiencies, pressure drops, depths, media types and methods of filtration. There are filters that will withstand very wet environments as well as filters designed for … More
There is Still Something in the Air
The May 2005 issue of Consumer Reports presented new concerns about ionizing air cleaners (ionizers). The magazine reported the results of tests they had conducted with 5 ionizers including the Ionic Breeze sold by Sharper Image, the market leader. Other units tested included the Brookstone Pure-Ion, the Ionic Pro, the IonizAir and the Surround Air. … More
You’ve Got Mold! Now, What Can You Do About It?
You’ve got mold! Well, guess what? So does everybody else. Mold is ubiquitous. It is in every breath that we breathe. It is the one thing that is in the “pollen count” for most areas of the world every day. While some types of mold are allergenic for some people and mold has been linked … More
Proper Air Filtration for Healthcare Facilities
There are few places where indoor air quality (IAQ) is of greater concern than hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Proper air filtration including filter selection, installation and maintenance plays an important role in this area. This article will focus on the requirements for central ventilation filter selection in healthcare facilities, show how proper installation is … More
Do Some Air Filter Materials React With Ozone to Create Building Related Symptoms?
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Air Filter Testing: MERV is not a game show host or an ancient city in Central Asia
Air filter testing is a complicated and sometimes confusing subject. This article provides the definition of MERV or the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value for air filters. It also provides information on how the MERV should be used to select air filters and the limitations of this testing system. Understanding MERV helps the air filter buyer … More