Get a FREE MERV-13 filter insert to make your cloth face mask(s) safer
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now urging everyone to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). This can slow the spread of the virus and help people who may unknowingly have the virus from transmitting it to others. These masks can be made with common materials from around your home.
Important: Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Cloth face masks do not offer a lot of 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.
How to get your free MERV-13 filter
As our way of helping our community during this coronavirus emergency, ThermAll is providing this resource page to help you better protect your family with a signup form (below) to receive FREE MERV-13 face mask inserts by U.S. Mail while supplies last (limit 2 inserts per family). We’re limiting our mailings of inserts to families in our community
Be safe! May God bless and protect you and your family!
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 harmful to breathe through.