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
A few weeks ago, we explained what a micron is and why it’s important. Now we are going to examine what a MERV rating is and why it matters. Let’s start off with what the word MERV means. MERV is an acronym that stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. MERV is the standard that rates the overall performance of air filters and was created by The American Society of … [Read more...] about What does MERV mean?
Are indoor allergies getting the best of you? There are many reasons why you might be suffering from constant sneezing, a stuffy nose, sinus pressure, and even itchy and watery eyes! Here are a few common indoor allergy triggers: Pet Dander Dust Mites Mold Spores Pollen Why do our bodies react to allergies? The reason why we have allergies is an … [Read more...] about Indoor Allergy Help
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?
Air filters remove airborne allergens and pollutants such as dust, mold, pollen, pet dander and bacteria from your indoor air. There is a vast array of air filters with different levels of measurement for determining the concentration of different particle sizes, usually by weight or count. This measurement of performance for air filters is called Minimum Efficiency Reporting … [Read more...] about Is The MERV Rating for An Air Filter Important for Allergies?