When airborne particles such as pollen, mold spores, pet dander, bacteria or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) combine, they may trigger allergy or asthma symptoms, as well as aggravate respiratory conditions. Alen has a line of the best home filters for your Heat Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system that can be an excellent addition to your air quality needs, helping to trap these airborne particles and remove them from your indoor air.
Airborne particles are measured in microns—one millionth of a meter—particles visible to the human eye are 50 microns or larger, with the diameter of a human hair measuring 100 microns. Particles which may cause health or respiratory issues measure 10 microns or smaller.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers utilizes the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) Levels test to measure the efficiency of home filters. This runs between 1-16, and explains the amount of particles that will be captured and removed. The higher the MERV rating, the more particles that will be removed.
The best home filters are made from materials such as fiberglass, metal and manmade, or natural fibers. Factors which may affect the filter efficiency include the fiber size, fiber density, airflow rate and diameter of airborne particles. Consider for the following when researching best home filters for your environment:
Alen has some of the best home filters available, with MERV levels ranging from 8-13. When used alongside an Alen Air Purifier, Alen’s Home Filters can help to give you a whole house solution, providing you coverage inside your HVAC system. Are you interested in learning more about Alen’s Home Filters? Visit the Alen Home Filters page or call an Alen Air Quality Specialist (800-630-2396) to find the best air quality solution for your home.