Indoor Air Quality in the times of COVID-19

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What can you do to ensure quality air?

During this pandemic many customers have called us with questions about indoor air quality and what they can do to make sure their tenants and employees have the safest environment to return to when the shelter in place is lifted.  There are many options to help you achieve superior indoor air quality for your spaces, below is information on the different levels of filters and other solutions to achieve safe indoor air for your tenants and employees.

Indoor Air Quality & MERV Air Filters
  • MERV 1 to 4 – Captures particles greater than 10 micrometers. This includes things like bugs, dust mites, and household debris. Most window air conditioner filters fall in this range.
  • MERV 5 to 8 – Captures particles larger than 3 microns. This includes mold, pet dander, and aerosol sprays. This is the minimum for permanently installed residential air conditioners.
  • MERV 9 to 12 – Captures particles greater than 1 micron. This includes most dust and common pollutants. Hospitals, laboratories, and superior residential air conditioners fall within this range.
  • MERV 13 to 16 – Captures particles greater than 0.3 microns. This includes bacteria, droplets from sneezing, smoke, and most sources of pollution,this level of filtration is used in patient and surgery areas of hospitals.
  • MERV 17 to 20 – Captures virtually all particles. This includes most viruses and the finest particles of smoke, dust, and other debris. This type of filters are used in clean rooms.
Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal can help you understand the right type of filter for your space and help you achieve superior indoor air quality.

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