The Center for Disease Control CDC now urges us to wear cloth face masks when out in public.
While better than not having a mask in those situations where ‘social distancing’ is impossible – like at the grocery store – cloth face masks do not offer much protection.
However, by adding a full-size pocket or ‘kangaroo pouch’ to a cloth face mask, MERV 13 filter material can be inserted into the pouch to provide greater protection.
This is because MERV-13 filter material is rated to capture anything in the air down to 0.3 – 1.0 micron in size.
As our way of helping our community during this Coronavirus emergency, J. Roberts Heating and Cooling is providing this resource page to help you better protect your family with:
Warning: Unlike the filters we are providing, not all furnace filters can be used in this capacity safely. Some filters may contain fiberglass as part of the material which would be harmfull to breathe through.