You can improve the air quality in your home substantially with Honeywell High Efficiency Collapsible Air Cleaning Filter. It's no secret that today's tightly-built homes trap dust, allergens and many more potentially hazardous contaminates. It's also none too surprising that poor indoor air quality ranks among the top five environmental risks to public health. Honeywell Air Filters (MERV 10 Rating) are 40x more efficient than a typical 1 in. fiber glass filter, plus they have the added ability of lasting up to one year. This collapsible air cleaning filter is compatible with Aprilaire or Space Guard 2200/2250 (CF2200) models.
MERV = 'Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value' this is used to rate the overall effectiveness of an Air Filter. Below you will find a table that measures the MERV strength and tells you the Application of each unit's effectiveness. In general an Air Filter with a higher MERV Rating is more effective and has a broader application, but most residential homes will find the best use from an air filter between the 5-12 MERV rating.
| MERV RATING ||MIN. PARTICLE SIZE ||TYPICAL CONTROLLED CONTAMINANT ||TYPICAL APPLICATIONS |
|1 - 4 ||> 10.0 Micrometers ||Pollen, dust mites, cockroach debris, sanding dust, spray paint dust, textile fibers, carpet fibers ||Residential window AC units |
|5 - 8 ||10.0 - 3.0 Micrometers ||Mold, spores, dust mite debris, cat and dog dander, hair spray, fabric protector, dusting aids, pudding mix ||Better residential, general commercial, industrial workspaces |
|9 - 12 ||3.0 - 1.0 Micrometers ||Legionella, Humidifier dust, Lead dust, Milled flour, Auto emission particulates, Nebulizer droplets ||Superior residential, better commercial, hospital laboratories |
|13 - 16 ||1.0 - 0.3 Micrometers ||Bacteria, droplet nuclei (sneeze), cooking oil, most smoke and insecticide dust, most face powder, most paint pigments ||Hospital & general surgery |
|17 - 20 ||< 0.3 Micrometers ||Virus, carbon dust, sea salt, smoke ||Electronics & pharmaceutical manufacturing cleanroom |