When it comes to air filters, there are a few factors to consider. MERV 8 and MERV 11 air filters are both suitable for residential and commercial use. Filters with a MERV rating of 8 to 13 are usually high-end filters for domestic or commercial use. These filters can keep the air cleaner and healthier by not allowing air to bypass the filter and return to indoor air. The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is a standard filter industry system that evaluates the overall effectiveness of air filters.
MERV 11 air filters can filter a large percentage of fine particles, while MERV 8 air filters cannot. A MERV 16 rating indicates that the oven filter is capable of trapping more dirt, allergens, dust particles, etc. When selecting an air filter, it's important to choose the right size. The size is normally shown on the cardboard filter frame. Incorrectly installed or improperly sized filter frames can cause air leaks, significantly reducing filter efficiency.
Filters don't need to have a “hermetic” seal, but they should be easy to install and uninstall. If someone has an allergy or a respiratory problem, opt for a MERV 11 air filter or even a MERV 13 air filter. MERV 11 air filters are slightly more expensive than standard filters, but it's usually worth paying a few more dollars for each filter to increase efficiency. If you don't see your filter size listed or are looking for the perfect air filter for your air conditioning, heating or air conditioning system, consider having them manufactured by us. Pleated filters improve indoor air quality better compared to a basic fiberglass filter.