Keeping clean filters can help minimize exposure to allergies from your HVAC system. Installing higher Merv filters into your air conditioning system can improve the air quality of your home or business.
Filters are measured in MERVs these filters range from 1 to 20, with 20 providing the highest level of particle filtration.
Types of HVAC Filters installed in the air conditioning systemsOther things to know about HVAC filters include the following:
Flat panel filters. These filters, put in place by most air conditioning systems today, it is what comes standard on most all units manufactured today, these filters generally have a rating of one to four MERVs, and are designed to protect the air conditioning system air handler, ducts and most importantly dirt build-up on the air handler evaporator coil fins but it is not design to improve indoor air quality.
High-efficiency filters. These filters have MERV ratings of 14 to 16, can remove smaller particles than pleated filters.