merv ratings

October 2, 2014

What Type of Furnace Filter Should You Choose?

To take care of your furnace, you should change its filter on a regular basis. To do this, you can hire a furnace maintenance specialist, or if you prefer, you can change the furnace filter yourself. Keep in mind that there are several filters for you to choose from. High-Efficiency Pleated If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line filter, then the high-efficiency pleated furnace filter is what you need. It’s made from four to five inches of pleated cotton that’s connected to a rigid metal grid, […]
February 9, 2012

MERV Filters: With Family Health And Furnace Efficiency At Stake, Making The Right Choice Is Vitally Important

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: Air filters protect your furnace by removing dust and other particles from the air as it enters […]
October 4, 2011

Picking A MERV Filter: So What Do Those Numbers Mean, Anyway?

As you already know, living in northwestern Georgia means living with tons of airborne allergens, especially pollen. When you have trouble breathing outside, you want to make sure the air inside your home is as clean as possible. You can improve your indoor air quality by looking for air filters with high MERV ratings. Before you look for an air filter with a high MERV rating, ask your HVAC contractor to check your system. An air filter that is very efficient […]