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Choosing a good air filter is essential in optimizing the indoor air quality of your office space. Air filters remove dust, mold, and other pollutants from the indoor air you breathe. Along with social distancing and wearing masks, the U.S. EPA suggests that effective air filtration can also help combat an airborne virus like COVID-19.

Air filter effectiveness is given a rating called Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value or MERV. Frank Gay Commercial Services recommends a MERV rating of 10 or higher, indicating a very effective filter for your office space. However, we recognize that others recommend air filters with a MERV rating greater than 8.

The New York Times composed a list of three air filters with MERV ratings above 10 that can be installed in your office space:

  1. Nordic Pure- MERV rating 12
  2. Honeywell – MERV rating of 11 and higher
  3. Filtrete – MERV rating of 11 and higher

Other types of filters include disposable electrostatic filters which usually need to be replaced every month, washable electrostatic filters which are reusable and usually last several years, and metal mesh filters which are also washable but not as effective as the electrostatic ones. However, filters alone cannot filter air borne pathogens out of the air. We recommend adding an Atmos Air bipolar ionization system to assist your current HVAC system in eliminating pathogens.

If you have any questions about your filter or HVAC system, give Frank Gay Commercial Services a call to explore your options.

Frank Gay Commercial’s Core Values

At Frank Gay Commercial Services, LLC, we seek to be the gold standard in our trades and to be the backbone of our community. We know you have other options, but we make sure that if you use us once, you’ll be a customer for life!

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Frank Gay Commercial Services, LLC prioritizes effective communication with clients, employees, and stakeholders to ensure clear understanding and alignment of goals and objectives.


We are a company that upholds integrity by maintaining strong moral principles, honesty, and trustworthiness in its business practices.


Frank Gay Commercial Services, LLC is committed to being an active member of the community by supporting local initiatives, organizations, and events to create a positive impact and build lasting relationships.


We strive for continuous growth by embracing innovation, investing in employee development, and pursuing new opportunities to improve the quality of its services and expand its reach.


Frank Gay Commercial Services, LLC brings a high level of energy to its work, consistently delivering quality services with enthusiasm, passion, and a can-do attitude.

Customer Reviews
Sienna Wheeler

I used Frank Gay for electrical services. I wanted to have my outdated light fixture upgraded to something more modern and classy. My technician was Mario and he was incredible! Very fast and efficient service. He was also very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this company!

Justin Collins

Michael Gilbert was very knowledgeable and helpful with the repair process. He also made recommendations for repairs that we didn’t know were issues until he showed us the problems. He provided us pricing for the repairs itemized and combined. He is an all around good guy to talk to while he was getting the job done. In the end everything came out just right. Thanks Michael take care!

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