Air Filter 16x30x2: The Ultimate Guide to MERV Ratings

Learn about Aerostar oven air filters and their MERV ratings. Understand how pleated air filters are more effective than non-pleated media. Find out how often you should replace your household air filter.

Air Filter 16x30x2: The Ultimate Guide to MERV Ratings

When it comes to air filters, MERV ratings are the industry standard for measuring the efficiency and level of filtration that an air filter can provide. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and is established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). This rating system allows you to know how well a filter can capture and retain particles and contaminants from the air stream. Aerostar oven air filters are designed to help keep your HVAC unit running efficiently by removing dirt and reducing strain on the engine.

These filters are commonly used in food and beverage air conditioning systems, healthcare, hospitality, education and industrial facilities to improve air quality. MERV 7 general-purpose pleated air filters provide 35 to 50% efficiency in filtering particles between 3 and 10 microns in size, such as mold spores, anti-dust agents and cement dust. Pleated air filters are more effective than non-pleated media because they provide more surface area for trapping contaminants. Replacing household air filters regularly can prevent costly repairs or system replacements in the future.

If you have pets, children, or people with allergies in your home or business, replace filters more frequently to maintain superior indoor air quality and reduce your energy costs.When creating a filter with this tool, it is important to remember that the “real” filter size should be used, not a nominal filter size. Filter King's AC & oven filters are not your typical fiberglass filters that need to be replaced every 30 days. They have a higher MERV rating which means they can capture and retain particles and contaminants more effectively.

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