MERV 8 pleated filters are made of 100% synthetic media to capture common contaminants in the air between 3 and 10 microns in size. These allergens include pollen, pet dander, lint, and dust mites. Upgrade to Merv 8 filters from your standard disposable filter at an economical price.
Merv ratingsallow you to make comparisons between filters to determine which is the most efficient for your specific application to eliminate annoying contaminants in a residence or workplace.In the U.
S., MERV 8 filters are popular due to their efficiency in trapping most indoor particles that could weaken people with asthma and allergies, or even cause long-term respiratory problems. They are also inexpensive and easy to maintain, with a lifespan of three to six months or even up to a year in residential use. To understand why MERV 8 is so popular, it's important to understand what MERV ratings are and how they work.According to the National Air Filtration Association, there are 16 MERV values, from 1 to 16, and the efficiency of the tested filter increases as the number of MERVs increases. Filters are tested against 12 particle size ranges, with the smallest range being around 0.3 microns and the largest range around 10 microns.
To determine MERV, the performance of an air filter is determined by measuring the particle counts upstream and downstream of the filter being tested.MERV 1 to 4: Effective for controlling larger particles, such as sanding dust, spray paint dust, lint and carpet fibers. Applicable in residential and window air conditioning units.MERV 5 to 8: effective in controlling mold spores, hairspray, dust. Applicable to most commercial buildings, residences, industrial workplaces and paint booths.
Merv 8 filtersare 90 percent efficient on particles that are 3 to 10 microns in size.MERV 9 to 12: Effective for controlling humidifier dust, lead dust, vehicle emissions and welding fumes.
Applicable in residences with superior HVAC systems, hospital laboratories and commercial buildingsMERV 13 to 16: Effective in controlling airborne bacteria, most tobacco smoke and pollutants released when sneezing. Applicable in general operating rooms, smoking rooms and commercial buildings with superior HVAC systems.The higher the Merv rating on a filter, the less dust particles and other contaminants can pass through it. Pleated panel filters outperform ordinary oven filters with greater efficiency and lower pressure drop, allowing air treatment systems to stay cleaner and perform better. If you are looking for the best protection against cigarette smoke, smog and general allergens, MERV 11 is the best choice.
But if you simply need a filter to trap pollen, dust mites, and hair, a Merv 8 filter should definitely do the job.When selecting an air filter for your home or workplace it's important to evaluate potential components that could affect air quality to determine the contaminants you need to remove. Select an air filter based on these contaminants and then follow the manufacturer's recommendations for replacing or repairing the filter regularly to ensure that the air is kept clean, energy costs are reduced, and that the oven is working properly.