MERV, MPR, and FPR. What do these letters mean and why do they matter? When shopping for air filters for your home, you may have come across these letters and may have found yourself asking the following questions: What is a MERV rating? What does MERV stand for? What does MPR rating on air filters stand for? What does FPR rating mean? Why do they … [Read more...] about MERV, MPR and FPR Ratings Explained
When considering what MERV rating you should select for your home, one factor that many people that don’t think about is the age of your home. A common problem with older houses is outside air coming in. Building standards have changed quite a bit in the past few decades and were not as stringent as they are now. And unless your home has been refurbished since the time … [Read more...] about Why the Age of Your Home Should be Considered When Selecting Your Air Filters
Do you know what size filter you need, but have no idea what MERV rating you need? First of all, we should establish what a MERV rating actually means. MERV ratings are based on three composite, average removal efficiency points for particles it catches from the air. MERV numbers range from 1 (very low) to 16 (very high). Here’s an easy way to remember it: the higher the … [Read more...] about Which MERV Rating Should I Choose?
Have you ever thought about what type of air filter you are picking up for your home? I’m not talking about the brand you are getting, but rather the MERV rating that you are getting. The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (or MERV) rating is a rating system used to compare filters made by various manufacturers. MERV ratings will range from 1 (low efficiency; minimum … [Read more...] about The Differences Between MERV Ratings – MERV 11 Recommended
Now is a perfect opportunity for seasonal home maintenance, such as changing your air filter. This is especially important during the fall season as many allergies begin to worsen. When it comes to buying the correct air filter for your house, there are three questions you should ask. 1.) What size do I need? The most difficult decision is often finding the correct air filter … [Read more...] about Three Questions to Ask before Choosing an Air Filter