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Written by Kendall Richards | October 1, 2014
MERV is an acronym for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Or in English, “how well does your air filter work?” MERV ratings have a range from 1 to 16. The higher the MERV rating, the more efficient at removing dust particles and other contaminants that exist in your air. The MERV scale was designed to represent a filter’s worst possible performance at removing odors and particles 0.3 to 10 microns in size, which is microscopic!
Some of the common things that filters remove from the air are pollen, textile and carpet fibers, dust mites, mold, dust, spores, pet dander, bacteria, and tobacco smoke. Most homes can adequately remove airborne contaminants with a filter rated MERV 7 to 12, but for people with bad allergies or an acute sense of smell, MERV 13 to 16 can also be used in the residential setting to maximize the removal of contaminants from the air.
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Kendall has been president of All Comfort Services since 2005. He is hands-on and manages the company’s direction, but is there to support every member of the All Comfort Team.
“My best experience here is working as a team to serve customers by responding to their requests along with our team,” says Kendall. “I believe in servant leadership, and I am responsible for every team member and every customer.”
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