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Cloth Masks, Surgical Masks, and Respirators: What’s the Difference?

  There are lots of different masks on the market these days due to the increasing global demand created by the pandemic. Whether it is a cloth mask, a surgical style mask, or a full-on respirator, it is tough to know exactly what you are getting with each. One style might be more cost effective while another may have much higher filtration efficiencies. It is important to find the right mask that suites your everyday needs but also keeps you safe from harmful particles such as smoke, viruses, and bacteria. The following article seeks to provide information about the most common types of masks and the differences between them. It also highlights the release of the new Filti NF95 respirator.   Basic Protection When it comes to protecting yourself and others from the virus, something is better than nothing. If you do not have easy access to high quality facemasks,

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The Fight Against Poor Indoor Air Quality and the Super Flu

              Due to the slow and steady encroachment of the coldest months of the year, many homeowners are concerned about prepping their home furnace systems. Not only are they worried about heating requirements, but they are also mindful of the indoor air quality of their families’ living spaces. This year’s flu season is shaping up to be the perfect storm with a little help from an already devastating Coronavirus.  Therefore, it is important to stay informed about the different types of air pollutants and harmful particles such as viruses and bacteria that can wreak havoc upon homes, apartments, and offices. It is also important to buy and install higher quality furnace filters in order to protect from these microscopic invaders.    Invisible Threats to Indoor Air Quality             While many believe that they can protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19 molecules and other harmful, airborne particles by

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How Filti Face Masks and Filters Protect Against Smoke, Dust, and Debris Created by Wildfires

It goes without saying that 2020 has been one wild year. On top of the current global pandemic, wildfires have been raging throughout the western half of the United States with above-average frequency and intensity. If the need for safer breathing was not dire enough already, it sure is now. This short article will briefly discuss the wildfire as well as how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from breathing in harmful particles such as smoke and debris using proper face mask protection and home filtration methods.   Since the start of the season in August, wildfires have been spreading across the U.S. with higher concentrations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. Many have been instructed to evacuate and leave their homes and livelihoods behind. According to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), more than 8,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed in California alone, with

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MERV Rating – What Does it Mean for Your Home?

    In our day to day lives, most of us take things for granted in our homes such as the heating and cooling systems.  We purchase or rent a home or apartment and assume that our HVAC system is doing its job of heating and cooling.  However, there is more at play than just temperature control.  Our heating and cooling system also play a crucial role in the quality of the air we breathe inside of our homes.  This is where the use of quality  filters, and HEPA filters, based on the MERV rating, come into play.     How Does an HVAC System Work? Your HVAC system forces hot or cold air through the ducts in your home using a blower.  The hot air is forced through one set of ducts in your home and the cold air is forced through another set.  The process of pushing and recirculating

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N95 Home Air Filters – Top 5 Reasons to Change Home Air Filters

  Now more than ever, having an efficient central air conditioning and heating system is vitally important to homeowners. HVAC Systems help to maintain good indoor air quality.  They remove impurities like dust, allergens, and pollutants to help prevent them from flowing through the air system.  Considering that statistics show the majority of the population spends 90% of their life indoors, no one can afford to compromise on the quality of the air in their homes. The COVID-19 era has perhaps brought to everyone’s attention how important clean air is.  It has amplified the importance of clean air and the ability to filter out bad airborne particles.  This brings to light the need for quality filters, such as N95 home air filters or their equivalents, to keep away viruses and other impurities.    Despite being effective in maintaining good indoor air quality, HVAC systems come with a set of conditions,

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Wearing a Mask 101

In the midst of this global pandemic, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with everything going on in the world. New regulations and ordinances are passed and repealed every day. The following is a short list of common questions and information that seeks to better educate people on wearing a mask and about mandatory mask compliance.  As well as how Filti is helping in the fight against COVID-19.    “Do I really need to be wearing a mask?” Yes, wearing a mask not only helps reduce the risk of contracting a virus yourself, but it also will help reduce the transmission of the virus for those who are knowingly and unknowingly carrying the virus. Slowing the transmission of the virus with the use of masks is also beneficial for reducing the amount of congestion in hospitals allowing them to give proper care to each patient who may be

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Mask Ratings and Particle Sizes: What Does it All Mean?

  When the world was flung into chaos by the global pandemic known as the Corona virus or COVID-19, medical suppliers and mask manufacturers greatly increased production of sanitation equipment and surgical masks to minimize the spread of the virus. Masks have become a vital part of our wardrobes when we leave our houses each day. Something that is arguably more important is the proper information and knowledge about the equipment being used and worn out in public. This article will provide a brief explanation of a few common terms used by the medical industry as well as some information about harmful airborne particles such as viruses and bacteria and mask ratings.   Mask Ratings If you turn on the news or read articles online, you will hear a lot about N95 respirators and other such masks. But what does N95 mean? What are the specifications? Does it actually help

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A New Revolution: N95 Face Mask Material for Cloth Masks

  Not All Masks Are Equal. Some, such as N95 face mask material, are effective in filtering out airborne microorganisms like viruses and bacteria, while others are insufficient. As everyone around the globe attempts to cope with the new normal, the concept and effectiveness of face masks in protecting against the contagious COVID-19 is a cause for concern. That said, which mask is the best?    Health experts have cautioned for, and at times against, wearing protective face masks to prevent the spread of the disease. The implications of wearing face masks, however, extend further than just containing the deadly Corona Virus. That said, the question is which types of masks and mask materials are the best?  Before exploring the different types of masks and what they are appropriate for, here are the top 5 reasons why everyone should wear a face mask amidst COVID-19.   Top 5 Reasons to

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