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Frequently Asked Question

MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values. This determines a filter’s ability to capture particles between .3 and 10 microns. This tells the buyer how far a certain type of filter can screen airborne particulate matter.
Usually, it would depend on the type of setting of a household. If the location is dry or if there are pets inside the house. In general, a MERV rating of 8-10 is already good for residential purposes. This type of filter can capture airborne particles and improve your air quality without compromising your budget for replacement and HVAC performance.
HEPA air filters and MERV-rated filters are different. HEPA filters exceed the ASHRAE test protocol used when determining the MERV ratings. HEPA filters are the only air filters that have been tested and certified in meeting a specific efficiency at a particular size.
They both differ in their particle arresting. MERV 11 furnace filters perform up to 90% particle arresting. The MERV 13 HVAC filters, on the other hand, have a capacity of about 98% which makes them more efficient. The MERV 11 is recommended for residential spaces in the moderately polluted area who owns a pet and has mild allergies.