Most people do not think too much about the HVAC system in their home. They know that it is essential for their heating, ventilation, and cooling, but they only tend to think about the system when something goes wrong with it. Proper care and maintenance of the system is essential, and it can help to prolong the life of the system. A big part of the care of the system is the filter.
MERV is an acronym that stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and it is a shorthand way of letting someone know the efficiency of an air filter when it comes to removing particles from the air. The MERV was created by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers as a guideline when choosing air filters.
How effective is the air filter in your home? If you are like most people, you do not often think about the air filter for your HVAC system, but it is one of the most important elements of the system. It ensures there is no dust or particulates that get into the system and cause damage, and it helps to keep the air quality in the home cleaner and easier to breathe. The filters all have a MERV rating (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value), which can be used to provide you with an understanding of what filter you need for your system.