How to Choose a Filter
Posted on Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:24AM in General
What should I consider when choosing a filter?
1. MERV – MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. MERV is the system used to measure how effective a filter is at capturing particles of different sizes. The higher the MERV rating, the better it is at capturing small particles. Smaller particles can cause serious respiratory issues for children, the elderly, and those with respiratory distress conditions like asthma, allergies, COPD, etc.
2. Resistance: Filters that have a higher MERV rating are often more restrictive on airflow. Decreasing the airflow can cause problems related to air conditioning energy efficiency, reliability, and indoor comfort.
Reach out to your indoor air quality experts at Geary Pacific for help in selecting the correct air filter to address your indoor air quality concerns.
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