To ensure the best quality of air filtration, MERV 16 air filters trap the tiniest particles, microbes, and molecules. This is a high-grade pleated construction process used mostly in commercial/manufacturing buildings.
MERV 16 filter models are produced from incredibly thick synthetic or cotton fabric and capture over 95% of dust and mold. They sustain a healthy climate and would be ideal for people with allergies/respiratory issues. Interestingly though, specialists do not recommend using models with MERV rating 13+ in residential buildings.
First off, the Material is very thick, and it puts an enormous strain on the HVAC system. Simple residential conditioners won’t be able to ensure smooth airflow through such obstruction, which will lead to higher electricity consumption. For high-grade ventilation at home, use models rated 13 to provide the most thorough ventilation process.
MERV 16 furnace filter has the following features:
- It is made of solid natural/synthetic fabric which obstructs flow seriously;
- Traps tiny particles, bacteria, tobacco smoke, or even deadly contaminants. The use of such features diminishes the risk of spreading infections (flu, cold, etc.). For this reason, such models are installed in hospitals;
- Varies in size, but tends to be at least 4-5” thick. It’s not appropriate for residential conditioners;
- Replacement every 60-90 days depending on pollution level, conditioner, users’ preferences.
Due to high filtration ability, these models are more costly than their counterparts, especially for home use.
If you need top-notch filtration in production facilities, hospitals, or any other non-residential building, order MERV 16 filters online. We offer a large variety of sizes and types to fit into different HVAC systems – contact our team to get professional recommendations, tips, selection guidance.