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Top 3 Reasons Why a Higher MERV Isn’t Better

Higher numbers must mean higher quality, right? Well, not necessarily so when it comes to furnace filters for your home. Let’s explain. First off, the original purpose of furnace filters was to protect your HVAC system from falling victim to clogs or large particles that can really mess with the coils, vents and ducts. The past several years have brought [...]

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​ Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About MERV

We’ve been talking a lot about MERV ratings on furnace filters a lot lately. We hope you’ve been learning lots of tips and information! If not, here’s a brief synopsis about MERV, what it stands for, what it represents and what it means to you. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value.MERV was developed by the American Society of [...]

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MERV Ratings and Microns

You may have heard of the terms MERV and microns, but do you know what they mean? MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and this rating system is designed to illustrate a filter’s performance by particle size, ranging from 0.3 – 10 microns, with a value based on the lowest, or minimum, efficiency for any given filter. The [...]

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What is the Best MERV Rating for Furnace Filters?

When buying your furnace filters, you likely have to choose which MERV rating you want. If you don’t know what this means, or think it doesn’t matter, we’re here to help. First, let’s go over the importance of having furnace filters in the first place.These important elements are designed to protect your HVAC system’s interior from dust and dirt, [...]

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Honeywell vs. Filtrete Air Filters

When choosing the best brand of furnace filter for your home, you may come up against a variety of options that confuse you. Does brand really matter? And where does MERV come into it all? In the end, the one you choose will depend on your filtration and air quality needs. As a typical residential home owner, you’re fine [...]

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MERV 11 vs. MERV 12

We’ve been talking a lot lately about MERV ratings, what they are and their importance in choosing the best filter for your residential system. To review, MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This is a system designed to minimize confusion on air filters and their capabilities, showing consumers which environmental pollutants MERV-rated filters can trap. Overall, the system ranges [...]

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What are Furnace Filters Made Of?

….and Other Things You’ve Always Wanted to KnowAs a consumer, you likely have a lot of questions about the products you buy regularly but you may not stop to think about the answers. When placing your order for furnace filters, it may cross your mind to wonder just what those filters are made of and why they’re necessary. We are [...]

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Have You Inspected Your Furnace Yet?

Winter is around the corner: have you neglected this necessary checkup?If you’re like most Canadians, you have at least turned on the heat once or twice to get the house warmed up, even if you’re not relying on it day after day, all day, just yet. However, turning your furnace on for the winter is foolhardy if you haven’t [...]

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What Does MERV 11 Mean?

In the world of filter ratings, MERV is the accepted system used by most manufacturers and re-sellers. Short for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, this system is designed to inform consumers about which environmental pollutants MERV-rated filters can trap, from pollen to dust mites. The system ranges from 1 to 16, with the higher end trapping the most particles. Generally, most [...]

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FAQs of Ordering Filters

Furnace filters probably don’t cross your mind until you need to change one out and realize you have none left. Then, that’s all you can think about: how can I get furnace filters FAST? Well, the first step of course is to buy from us online or give us a call. That’s a no-brainer. But here are some more [...]

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