What type of filter should I use?
Let's face it; there are a lot of options out there. Over the years and many home improvement stores springing up throughout the nation it has become a chore to get what we really need some times. While most people are helpful and packaging leads us to believe that they are selling us the most beneficial product the majority of the time that is not the case. Filter now can come with scents or baking soda to help eliminate odor in the air and while they work for a short time that wonder fragrance we just paid a premium for wears out before the filter does. Some other filters promote helping with allergies and mold spores, which some do. The fact of the matter is most homes are design for a specific type of filter, what is referred to as MERV 8. I can tell you that most home improvement stores that sell filter do not have this indicator on the filters. That's no fault to the store but it is often left off packaging. If you put in a filter with to high of a MERV rating it costs more energy to run the system. Then you have those really cheap filters that look like they would have a hard time catching a rock, commonly known as "rock catchers". Even if you find one of the MERV 8's I am referring to what are the odds that they will have the exact size you need, I konw they don't carry one of the sizes for my house. Typically purchasing filters at home improvement stores will cost more to.