Quality Types

MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and it is a rating system used to measure the effectiveness of air filters in capturing airborne particles.

The MERV rating ranges from 1 to 16, with a higher number indicating a higher level of filtration efficiency.

The difference between MERV air filters lies in their ability to capture different sizes of airborne particles.

MERV 1-4 filters are typically used in residential settings and capture larger particles such as pollen, dust mites, and carpet fibers.

MERV 5-8 filters capture smaller particles like mold spores, pet dander, and fine dust.

MERV 9-12 filters are used in commercial and industrial settings and capture even smaller particles like auto emissions and lead dust.

Finally, MERV 13-16 filters are used in hospitals and clean rooms and are highly effective at capturing very small particles such as bacteria, viruses, and smoke.

When choosing a MERV air filter, it is important to consider the specific needs of your environment.

For example, if you have allergies or asthma, you may want to choose a filter with a higher MERV rating to capture more allergens and irritants.

However, a higher MERV rating also means that the filter may restrict air flow more than a lower-rated filter, which can strain your HVAC system and increase energy costs.

Our filters are compatible with most brands including : Honeywell, Rheem, Trane, Trion, Lennox, and Aprilaire