We’re here to set the record straight on what a micron actually is. You may see the word thrown around in the filtration space, but we’re hoping that this simple explanation will help you better understand why microns are important and ultimately lead you to make better filtration choices for you and your family. Here is the dictionary definition of the word … [Read more...] about What is a Micron & Why Should I Care?
Air filters remove airborne allergens and pollutants such as dust, mold, pollen, pet dander and bacteria from your indoor air. There is a vast array of air filters with different levels of measurement for determining the concentration of different particle sizes, usually by weight or count. This measurement of performance for air filters is called Minimum Efficiency Reporting … [Read more...] about Is The MERV Rating for An Air Filter Important for Allergies?
Humans shed their entire layer of skin every 2-4 weeks. Skin flakes contain skin oils - cholesterol and "squalene" - which are major components of household dust. Recent research shows that dust, though often a nuisance and the source of allergies and respiratory problems, may actually be beneficial at reducing indoor air pollution. It sounds contradictory, but it's true. … [Read more...] about Dandruff Improves Indoor Air Pollution
What is filtration soiling and what does an air filter have to do with it? Filtration soiling is soot-like discoloration that appears primarily along the edge of your carpet. Some carpet professionals also refer to this type of staining as aromatherapy candle soot, draught marking, fogging or dust marks. It is more noticeable on lighter colored carpeting than darker shades, but … [Read more...] about Can Air Filters Affect Filtration Soiling?