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Vestavia Hills, AL – HEPA vs MERV Filters- Which is Better for Your HVAC System?

SYNOPSIS: The air conditioning experts at Absolute Air explain the difference between MERV and HEPA air filters and help you decide which is the best option for your home or office.

The Difference Between HEPA and MERV Filters

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HEPA vs MERV FiltersChoosing an air filter for your home HVAC system is important. The selected filter impacts the air quality in your home and your budget and affects how well your family breathes. Choosing the wrong air filter can result in health problems and many issues.

Two types of air filters are currently available for your home HVAC system. Those filters, HEPA and MERV, both remove impurities from the air but the similarities stop there. Although learning the technical aspects of these two filters might not interest you, learning enough to choose the best filter is important for the sake of your family.

 

What is a HEPA Filter?

High-Efficiency Particulate Air, or HEPA filters, remove 99.97% of dust, mold, pollen, bacteria, and viruses from the air in your home. They work great to help clean the air. Not all HVAC systems in Birmingham can accommodate this style of the filter, so it’s important to contact our professionals to make sure it’s compatible.

 

What is a MERV Filter?

Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV filters, have a rating ranging from 1 to 16. The higher the number, the better filtration capabilities. MERV filters with a rating of 13 or higher provide optimal results, removing even the smallest of impurities. Like HEPA filters, however, they require specific types of HVAC systems and may not work with your specific unit.

 

Is HEPA or MERV Better for Your HVAC System?

Experts agree that HEPA filters offer the best filtering of impurities when it comes down to it. It is important to remember that not all HVAC systems can handle the airflow of each filter so you should discuss which option is best for your needs with a professional. With expert advice, you can choose the right HVAC filter and ensure a properly running system all year long.

Absolute Air offers a wide array of services, including, but not limited to, AC installation, AC repair, heating installation, heating repair, metal fabrication (for all types of ductwork), refrigeration, and gas line installation. Our trained team of technicians can also service and work on equipment brands such as American Standard, Train, Carrier, York, Goodman, Rudd, and Mitsubishi, to name a few. 

If you have a service request not mentioned here, give us a call. 

 

 

 

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Vestavia Hills, AL – HEPA vs MERV Filters- Which is Better for Your HVAC System?