Category: Air Filters

Types of Air Filters Explained

An Air filter is a device which removes solid airborne particles that are generally harmful to human health if inhaled in the lungs.

Types of Air Filters

Fiberglass Air Filters

Fiberglass filters are often referred to as “throwaway” or “disposable” filters because they are only designed to last around 30 days before they need to be thrown away and replaced.

Pleated filters

Pleated air filters are made from sheets of cotton or polyester that are folded into pleats, which increases their surface area.

Washable Air Filters

Washable air filters cost more than disposable types but save you in the long run. They can be removed and cleaned, so you do not need to constantly replace them. These filters are not as efficient as typical panel filters.

Electrostatic Air Filters

Electrostatic air filters are made of filter media that undergoes a process to electrostatically "charge" it, thereby creating an attractive quality.

HEPA Filters

High efficiency particulate air filters are best for critical environments, and commonly seen in hospitals and pharmaceuticals. They are effective in screening up to 99.97% of contaminants.

UV Lights

This type of filtration uses ultraviolet lights to kill bacteria and viruses in your space. Although less efficient in screening dust and other pollutants, they are good at combatting microorganisms which are also dangerous to your health.

Contact our Sales Team to find out the best filter for you.

Air Filters

Why Choose HEPA Filters

Published by: Brookaire Company, 07/31/2020 10:11 am

Air pollution isn’t just car exhaust or factory smoke. Dust mites, mold spores, pollen, and pet dander in the air inside your home can cause problems if your family has allergies or asthma. Using HEPA filters can trap these pollutants and may help bring allergy relief. HEPA Filters can remove/ block at least 99.97% of particles from the air down to 0.3 microns in size. For every 10,000 particles that come into contact with a HEPA filter, only 3 very small ones will be able to pass through it.

Best Practices for Schools HVAC maintenance

Published by: Brookaire, 05/18/2020 6:49 am

The best way to ensure routine maintenance occurs for all HVAC units is to have SOP’s and a maintenance logbook for the HVAC systems. Often, due to lack of repair or maintenance, HVAC systems, if not the cause, exacerbate indoor air quality problems. The following list contains items that can be included in a maintenance program to reduce this risk. This list does not include maintenance of the mechanical components such as motors. Those items should be addressed following manufacturer’s recommendations.

Coronavirus: What you need to know

Published by: Brookaire Co., 03/19/2020 10:25 am

Brookaire has a commitment to clean air during the COVID19 outbreak. Because of this, we’ve assembled this information as a guide. We’ve compiled resources from CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization).

Guidance for Filtration and Air-Cleaning Systems

Published by: Centers for Disease Control, 03/03/2020 10:31 am

This article discusses the issues associated with protecting your building from the risk of airborne chemical, biological & radiological (CBR) exposure. It is intended to provide guidance regarding measures that may be taken to prepare for a potential CBR risk, rather than in response to an actual CBR event. 

How Dirty Filters can contribute to machine failure and decrease production efficiency

Published by: Cheryl Mornan - Filtration Specialist, 02/28/2020 8:09 am

How Dirty Filters can contribute to machine failure and decrease production efficiency.

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Characteristics of Heat Transfer Fluids

Published by: Matthew Werle - Lab Consultant, 02/28/2020 7:34 am

A variety of chemical compounds can be used to formulate heat transfer fluids which are used to prevent water from freezing when the temperature of the fluid reaches below 0°C (32°F). The most common are: