LakeAir replacement filters use 4 different MERV rated filters. Pre filters are rated MERV 2. The furnace filter frames use a M 10 rated level air filter. Our Media Air purifiers use MERV 11 filters. LakeAir Commercial units have the ability to incorporate a MERV 14 High capacity media filter
At LakeAir, we recommend MERV 10 filters as our “good” air filter. These filters do a good job at removing harmful indoor air pollution. They offer good airflow. M 10 filters are easy on air blowers and fans.
We recommend MERV 11 filters as our “better” air filter. These air filters are great for people with pets. They remove pet dander and most allergy causing air particles. These include mold, smoke and pollen. We do not recommend M 12 or higher 13 filters. They may negatively affect certain HVAC systems. These filters can cause restricted airflow. The blowers in HVAC units rely on a good air supply to keep them cool.
The High Capacity MERV 14 Media filter (HC-14) provides a large volume of dust capacity. This 4 inch filter has over 60 square feet of synthetic dirt grabbing fibers. It is 75% efficient on particles 0.3 -1.0 microns, 85% efficient on particles 1-3 microns and 95% efficient on particle larger than 3 microns. The filter has a Galvanized steel frame, the filter dimensions are 20″ x 19.75″ x 3.75″. The Back pressure from this filter is 0.22 WG.
Our HEPA filter systems are our “best” media air filters they remove 99.97% of all impurities. They are available for the home and business. They will not hook up to your furnace or HVAC system.
Electrostatic air filtration is not easily compared to media filters. Its and apples and oranges kind of thing. In some ways they are better than all media filters in others they have drawbacks. The (M) rating is 16 or above and they are washable.
LakeAir Electrostatic Air Filters work as well as a MERV 16 air filter. They are washable. They never need to be replaced. The Maxum electrostatic is a great air purifier for your home. If you have more questions about the right air filter or air purifier, call our customer service number 800-558-9436. We will help you understand your best air filtration options.
Every air purification system should have an activated carbon filter. Activated carbon filters remove VOCs and odors. VOCs and odors are not covered by ASHRAE tests. So, whatever air filtration you choose, be sure it includes a carbon filter.