Quality air filters for your furnace are equally important for your indoor air quality and for the efficiency of your HVAC system. You can judge the efficiency of an air filter by looking at its MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating.
Why Are Filters Important?
Air filters perform two important jobs, and high efficiency filters do both of these jobs much more effectively:
What Do MERV Ratings Mean?
MERV is a simple way to judge an air filter’s effectiveness. Filters are assigned a rating on a scale of 1 to 20, and higher numbers indicate that a filter does a better job of catching smaller particles. Here’s a basic breakdown of what you can expect from different MERV filters:
For more information on choosing the right MERV filters for your home, contact us at Powers Heating and Air.
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