MERV = 'Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value' this is used to rate the overall effectiveness of an Air Filter. Below you will find a table that measures the MERV strength and tells you the Application of each unit's effectiveness. In general an Air Filter with a higher MERV Rating is more effective and has a broader application, but most residential homes will find the best use from an air filter between the 5-12 MERV rating.
|MERV RATING||MIN. PARTICLE SIZE||TYPICAL CONTROLLED CONTAMINANT||TYPICAL APPLICATIONS|
|1 - 4||> 10.0 Micrometers||Pollen, dust mites, cockroach debris, sanding dust, spray paint dust, textile fibers, carpet fibers||Residential window AC units|
|5 - 8||10.0 - 3.0 Micrometers||Mold, spores, dust mite debris, cat and dog dander, hair spray, fabric protector, dusting aids, pudding mix||Better residential, general commercial, industrial workspaces|
|9 - 12||3.0 - 1.0 Micrometers||Legionella, Humidifier dust, Lead dust, Milled flour, Auto emission particulates, Nebulizer droplets||Superior residential, better commercial, hospital laboratories|
|13 - 16||1.0 - 0.3 Micrometers||Bacteria, droplet nuclei (sneeze), cooking oil, most smoke and insecticide dust, most face powder, most paint pigments||Hospital & general surgery|
|17 - 20||< 0.3 Micrometers||Virus, carbon dust, sea salt, smoke||Electronics & pharmaceutical manufacturing cleanroom|
Average Customer Rating Based on 57 reviews:
Filters - 03/24/2017
Reviewer: Maria Catanzaro
Filters arrived on time and even tho I just replaced the filters, I think they will work great.
Reviewer: Lucas Hernandez
Filter does the job!
Reviewer: john adams
Reviewer: Joni Sanders
This is the second time I have ordered air filters from your company. Both times I have been extremely happy with results. The process was easy and the filters arrived on time and undamaged. I will continue to order from you when we need more. Thank you
Great product! - 02/01/2017
Reviewer: Diane Cammarata
I love this product! It is very easy to install and the flow of air has been more quiet. I will purchase again.
Reviewer: Paula Ketchum
Quality product. Easy to order and quick to arrive
Reviewer: denna clodfelter
Reviewer: Edward Croft
Live in an old farmhouse and we get a lot of dust in the house. The filter works well
Great Value for Filter - 12/13/2016
Reviewer: Pamela Domino
We have purchased these filters in the past and are very satisfied with the quality and price.
Merv 12 filter - 12/13/2016
Reviewer: Christopher Moyer
Very pleased with filter. While it filters as advertised, It does not seem to interfere with airflow throughout house. Love em!