AC Filter Solutions

Why is MERV important?

Studies show that central air filtration is the best way to improve indoor air quality. MERV ratings determine how effective that filtration is. Good indoor air quality reduces the symptoms of asthma and allergies, especially in children. For more information on indoor air quality

What Is Merv ? 

Mechanical air filters are the most common type of home air filters used in residential HVAC systems.

These filters use synthetic fibers to trap small particles, debris, and dust, among other things — preventing those things from circulating in the air and getting into our lungs.

The effectiveness of a mechanical air filter is measured in MERV ratings (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). Generally speaking, the cheaper the filter is, the lower the MERV number is. In other words, you get what you pay for. Air filters with lower MERV ratings need to be replaced more frequently.

MERV Rating System 

  • ​​M-minimum
  • E-efficiency
  • R-reporting
  • V-value

How The Ratings Work 

MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) is the industry-standard ratings system used to measure the effectiveness of air conditioner filters. Ratings for residential and commercial AC filters typically fall between MERV 5 and MERV 12. Filters with higher MERV ratings remove more particles and allergens than lower-rated filters.  

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What MERV Rating is Right for Me?

The American Lung Association recommends using at least a MERV 8 filter. People who suffer from asthma and allergies should use a higher quality MERV filter, at least MERV 11.

  • Better - Better quality level filters are rated MERV 8. Filters rated from MERV 5 to MERV 8 are categorized as Better Residential filters. Filters in this range pick up most of the dust, debris, mold and pet dander in your home or office. This is the minimum quality level that we recommend to our customers and do not sell filters rated below MERV 8.
  • Best - Our Best filters are rated MERV 11. Superior Residential filters are rated between MERV 9 and MERV 12, and will pick up a larger amount of dust and allergens. We highly recommend these filters for any customers who have asthma, allergies and any other respiratory condition.
  • Best for Pets - These filters are made with Activated Charcoal, which is proven to eliminate odors, especially chronic household ones let smells left by pets and tobacco smoke. Our Best for Pets filters are rated MERV 8.