MERV 13 Filtration - Now available in 1-2-4 and 5" Filters
I receive many questions regarding Pleated filters and what is the "Best" filter available today. Now since many of our customers utilize 1", 2' and 4" filters, I will address only standard size filters.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) designed a scale to rate the effectiveness of air filtration back in 1987. This scale is known as the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). The higher the number - the better the filtration
There is a balance between cost of replaceable filters - suggested length of service - and filtration.
Recently MERV 13 filtration has been designed and released into 1", 2" and 4" pleated filters.
Below is a pictorial of how a MERV 13 filter is designed.
Glasfloss - a major manufacturer of Air Filtration released the MERV 13 pleated filter optimized for "LEED" compliance in new and existing building as well as providing a cost effective upgrade to the popular MERV 11 filter.
Particulate size is measured in Microns or 1/1000 of a milimetre - and I have listed know common airborne items.
Furnace Filter Warehouse is a leading supplier of the latest technology MERV 13 filters. Should you wish to read additional information regarding these filters - please access the link below.
Glasfloss MERV 13 Filter Detail