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MERV Pleated Air Filters

As air moves through a building’s HVAC system, air filters trap and collect large and small particles such as dust, allergens and microorganisms. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), this filtration helps provide healthier indoor air quality. A filter's MERV number indicates how it's rated to remove these particles. But what is MERV rating, exactly?

An air filter’s minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating measures how effectively the filter stops dust and other contaminants from passing through the filter and into the air stream. Filters with higher MERV ratings trap small particles more effectively than filters with lower MERV ratings.

In general, filters with a rating of MERV 16 or below are considered to be HVAC-system-grade filters for residential, commercial and general hospital use. MERV 17 through MERV 20 filters are typically used in surgical operating rooms, clean rooms and other contexts that require absolute cleanliness.

Improve your indoor air quality with MERV air filters! Smoke, pollen, dust, dander, and mold don’t stand a chance against the powerful electrostatic charge of this pleated filter. In fact, the MERV 8 filter works up to 20 times more effectively and lasts 3 times longer than ordinary fiberglass filters. You don’t have to worry about mold, fungus, or mildew growing in your home or business.

Top ranked MERV filters trap 90% of airborne particles as small as 3 microns. Ideal for basic and standard residential and commercial use, this filter is designed to last 90 days. We recommend replacing your filter regularly to ensure your air stays clean, energy costs are lowered, and your furnace works properly.