BestFilters MERV 12 Pleated 4 in. thick AC and Furnace Air Filters (Best Choice)Our
MERV 12 pleated AC and Furnace filters utilize 100% synthetic media
which offers significantly higher particulate efficiency than regular
poly/cotton media pleated filters, with little change in static
pressure. These filters capture airborne particles/allergens as small as 0.3-3.0 microns in size, such as particles that may carry viruses and
pollen, dust mites, smoke particles, mold spores, fine dust, auto emissions and pet
MERV 12 filter media will not promote the growth of bacteria, mold,
mildew, or fungi in normal operating environments, and have not been
These MERV 12 pleated filters are an ideal
upgrade from standard disposable panel filters. Our air conditioner
furnace filters do not allow the
growth of mold or bacteria, keeping your home healthier. No harsh
chemicals are necessary to make the air conditioner furnace filter
"antibacterial". Our air conditioner furnace filters use permanently
charged electrostatic material that helps dust cling to the air
conditioner furnace filter.
Over 30-times more efficient at
capturing micro particles than ordinary fiberglass filters. Each filter
lasts UP TO 6 months! One 2-pack typically provides up to a year's
supply of cleaner air. We have all standard sizes
of AC &
Furnace Air Filters available in MERV 8, 10 and 12 ratings. These
pleated, 100% synthetic media filters maintain an electrostatic charge
to attract and capture fine particulates. This filter is comparable to
the 3M Filtrete Dust & Pollen Filtrete 1500-1900.
Enhance odor control by adding a layer of Activated Carbon:
The MERV 12 pleated media captures
microscopic airborne dust, pollen, allergens, mold spores, pet dander, smoke particles
bacteria and particulates carrying bacteria and viruses in the air for
better indoor air quality. By adding a layer of high quality activated carbon polyester media, the filter, naturally
deodorizes the air by absorbing and reducing household odors that
may come from pets, garbage, bathrooms, smoke, litter boxes or cooking.
It also reduces levels of concentration of gases (VOC’s) as well as
particulates in the air while maintaining excellent air flow properties.
Understanding MERV Ratings:
ratings are used to rate the ability of an air conditioning filter to
remove dust from the air as it passes through the filter. MERV is a
standard used to measure the overall efficiency of a filter. Higher MERV
ratings mean fewer dust particles and other airborne contaminants pass
through the filter.
MERV ratings are determined by adding
particles of varying sizes (1-12) into a controlled testing environment.
The particles are added upstream of the test filter and a laser
particle counter samples the air before it enters the filter and after
it leaves the filter. The two particle counts are compared to calculate
the Particle Size Efficiency of the tested filter. Once this is
determined, a MERV Parameters chart is used to determine the MERV
MERV ratings range from 1 - 16 and measurements are in
microns. Some of the common particles related to MERV ratings are pet
dander, insecticide dust, smog, dust, viruses, wood, tobacco smoke,
spores, dust mites, bacteria and pollen.
Many of the common flat
fiberglass filters found in residential use only have a MERV rating of 1
to 4. These are typically disposable panel type filters and do not do a
good job of filtering the air because they will not stop particles
smaller than 10 microns. They are designed to help protect your
equipment, but do not provide adequate filtration for human needs.
MERV 10 rated filters are a good choice and are more commonly found in
commercial applications. These filters will collect particles as small
as 1 micron and are a good choice for home owners concerned about
indoor air quality, also.
Filters with a MERV rating of 12 (our best choice) are used in many commercial and industrial applications
and will reduce particles in the 0.3 micron range and up. These filters are the best choice for home owners who want the best dust control possible.
When using filters with MERV 12 ratings and above it is important to
clean or replace them when recommended by the manufacturer because they
will have a negative effect on air flow when they become dirty. This can
lead to performance problems and decreased operating efficiency.
most efficient filters have MERV ratings of 12 and up and will stop
particles as small as 0.3 microns. These filters are typically used in
hospitals and other super clean environments.
A MERV 12 (our
best) rating represents the best balance between airborne
particulate removal of dust, pollen, airborne pathogens, etc. and
overall HVAC system efficiency. Air filters above MERV12 are generally
required only in larger, more expensive HVAC systems not normally
traditional home or smaller office heating and air conditioning
systems. This is due to the “drag” imposed on the HVAC system.
We do not recommend an air filter above MERV12 unless your equipment
manufacturer approves the use of a super high efficiency filter.
Top-notch HVAC professionals who buy from us daily highly endorse the
MERV12 rating as providing the highest efficiency of an air filter
while not overtaxing the HVAC system. MERV 12 requires 80% or better air
filter efficiency on 1 - 3 micron particles and a greater than 90% air
filter efficiency on 3 -10 micron airborne particles when tested in
accordance with ASHRAE Test Standard 52.2 used in testing air filters
and air filter efficiency. Our air filters measured 97.8% air filter
efficiency in removing airborne particles 3-10 microns in size, 84.1%
air filter efficiency in removing airborne 1-3 microns in size and 60%
air filter efficiency for smaller particles.