How often should I change my Geothermal filter?

2020-06-09 by No Comments

How often should I change my Geothermal filter?

once every six months
We recommend replacing your filter at least once every six months.

What is MERV rating for geothermal?

We recommend choosing an air filter with a MERV rating between 8 and 11 for most residential units in order to adequately remove airborne contaminants. If your system can handle a filter with a higher MERV rating, you may wish to use a filter with a rating of 13 for even greater contaminant removal.

Do higher MERV filters restrict airflow?

MERV is short for “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value”. While the highest MERV ratings are the most effective for air quality, they can harm your HVAC system. A higher MERV rating means a higher resistance, which means less airflow. When researching HVAC systems, airflow will come up a lot.

Are Merv 8 filters effective?

MERV 8 filters have 90 percent efficiency on particles that are 3 to 10 micrometers in size. MERV 1 to 4 – effective at controlling larger particles such as, sanding dust, spray paint dust, lint and carpet fibers. Another factor driving the popularity of MERV 8 filters is that they are inexpensive and easily serviced.

What is the MERV rating scale?

MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. MERV ratings are on a scale of one to 20 depending on the minimum size of the particles a filter can be expected to capture: A filter with a MERV rating of nine to 12 captures particles greater than one micrometer. This includes most dust and common pollutants.

What MERV rating is best for heat pump?

between 8 and 12
In most residential heat pump systems a filter with a MERV rating between 8 and 12 is a good balance between filter efficiency and adequate airflow.

Is MERV 8 too restrictive?

But is it enough filtration? In many cases, a MERV 8 air filter is more than adequate. However, if you are worried about outdoor air pollution, family members with respiratory issues, pets are in the home, then going with a higher MERV rating might be a good idea.

What MERV rating is filtrete 2200?

Filtrete MPR 2200 Premium Allergen & Home Pollutants Air Filters

Attribute Name Value
Filter Life 3 months
MERV Rating MERV 13
MPR Rating 2200
Overall Thickness (Imperial) 1 in

How often should MERV 8 filters be changed?

every 3 months
For Merv 8, 11 and 13 filters, we recommend that you change your filter at least every 3 months, however changing your filter every 2 months provides better filtration which provides healthier and cleaner air in your home.

Are MERV 13 filters bad for HVAC?

MERV 13 air filters are the highest-rated air filters for home use. Any air filter with a rating higher than 13 will restrict air flow to the point of which could cause damage to your HVAC system, resulting in an added expense to fix it.