Commercial Property Maintenance: Air Filters

Commercial property maintenance is an important component of the life of your commercial building. If you are the person responsible for this maintenance for your business, you may find the following information helpful, if not a little fascinating!

Air filters have a rating scale called “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value” (MERV). The higher the “MERV” number, the more dirt blocked, the lower the number, the less. However, keep in mind, the more dirt blocked, typically will mean a reduction in airflow and your system’s efficiency.

An article recently published in the Dakota Electric newsletter, Circuits, September, 2017, “What Do Different Air Filters Block?” provides a helpful chart which illustrates the various filters available, associated costs, and particles blocked.

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Commercial property maintenance managers who are new to their role, and even seasoned managers, will find this information helpful, if not interesting.

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For more information about maintaining your building, please contact our team (whether we built it or not – we are happy to answer any questions you may have)…


 Image Source: Original source was This image was from the “Circuits” newsletter by Dakota Electric.