Choosing the Right Air Filter and Filter Media

Advances in air filtration have led to systems that provide superior IAQ while reducing energy costs and helping buildings achieve green-building status.

Poor indoor-air quality (IAQ) is more than just a nuisance; it is costly. For example, total costs to the U.S. economy because of poor IAQ reach as high as $168 billion per year.1 Part of those costs comes from direct medical care and absenteeism, while other costs are related to “presenteeism”—a problem that occurs when employees go to work sick and suffer productivity losses as a result.

Poor IAQ significantly influences the occurrence of communicable respiratory il

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