If you’re a business owner, you probably have been working diligently to ensure you’re following reopening mandates and guidelines. Depending on the type of business or commercial building you own, there have been some mandates put in place regarding HVAC systems. One such mandate has to do with air filtration. Filters with a higher MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating, such as HEPA filters, are required for some commercial spaces. While you should refer to state reopening guidelines for complete information, we’re sharing some information that hopefully makes MERV a bit easier to understand.
As we mentioned above, a MERV rating is the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value of an air filter. According to the EPA, “MERVs report a filter’s ability to capture larger particles between 0.3 and 10 microns.” This helps people when comparing how different filters will perform. HEPA filters, for instance, boast a high MERV rating and therefore are a good choice for businesses that need to ensure filtration with ratings between MERV 11-13. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air filter, and in theory removes at least 99.9 percent of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and all other airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns.
How do I know if my commercial space needs advanced filtration?
The best way to know is by reviewing reopening procedures per the New York State website. Of course, you can contact Family Danz with any questions you might have as well. At Family Danz, we’re proud of our commercial HVAC team, and we have the experience to help you get the air filtration you need to meet state guidelines. We provide businesses and organizations with complete HVAC services and will be happy to help assess your system and provide you with the air filtration products and services you need.
You can count on Family Danz for commercial service.
We are pleased to meet the commercial needs of many different industries. Here are some of the commercial clients we’ve helped:
- Argyle, Averill Park, Bethlehem, Hudson Falls, and Mechanicville Central School Districts
- NYS OGS – Five Rivers
- Mahamudra Buddhist Hermitage
- Ida Yarbrough, Mohawk Harbor, New Lofts, and Seven Green Apartments
- Tri-City Rentals
- Ashfield Senior Housing
- Heritage Village
We know the “new normal” can be confusing. There’s no need to worry about state guidelines, regulations, and mandates because you can rely on Family Danz to help you through. Just give us a call at (518) 427-8685, and we will be more than happy to discuss your commercial filtration needs with you.