Which Efficiency to Choose?
Efficiency levels are listed by MERV Ratings. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. It is a basic way to compare the quality of the filters available for purchase. The higher the MERV rating, the more particles such as dust, pet dander, allergens, and bacteria your filter will remove from the air you breathe. Matching the right MERV rating for your home, can improve your air quality and the life of your HVAC system.
MERV rating information:
Merv 8 (MPR 600) Lint, Dust, Pollen, Dust Mites, & Mold Spores
Merv 11 (MPR 1000 – 1200) MERV 8 items + Pet Dander, Smog, Smoke, Cough/Sneeze
Merv 13 (MPR 1500 – 1900) Merv 11 items + Bacteria & Virus Carriers
What about a filter for a LEED certified “green building”?
Green Building is a collection of practices and techniques intended to reduce and ultimately eliminate the negative impacts of buildings on the environment. Buildings can be made more “green” by using materials and making decisions that positively benefit health, economics and the environment. Our “green” filters meet the requirements of this program.