Indoor Air Quality

Media Air Filters

What Does A Good Air Filter Accomplish?

A good air filter captures the most common allergens like dust, pollen, fungi, mold, and pet dander.

Your 1” Furnace Filter Might Not Be Enough

Your one-inch furnace filter is affordable and allows plenty of airflow. Still, filters that enable too much airflow will allow the accumulation of dust and dirt onto the significant components of your HVAC system. If your HVAC filter is failing to trap common allergens, then it is failing to do its job. 

Should You Swap to A Larger Filter?

Yes, and no. An air filter’s performance is not just determined by size but also determined by measuring the particle counts upstream and downstream of the tested air-cleaning device and given a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV rating). A higher MERV rating means higher filtration, however the higher the MERV rating, the less airflow. Imagine trying to breathe through a straw, that’s what you could be doing to your HVAC system by installing a filter with an excessive MERV rating. The extra strain on your system could cause expensive repairs and leave you less comfortable defeating the purpose.

So What’s the MERV Sweet Spot? 

If you are looking to improve your indoor air quality and help your family enjoy cleaner and healthier air, you may want to look for a high-efficiency filter that’s MERV 11 or higher. Though a MERV 7 or 8 might be the perfect balance between performance and cost.

The above chart was pulled from Wikipedia.

ServiceOne’s Improved Filtration Solutions

Aprilaire Air Purifier




  • Protects your HVAC system and offers superior filtration performance to 1” filters.
  • 20” x25” nominal size.
  • Unpainted steel cabinet.
  • Comes with 210 Clean Air Filter, which has more than 9 times the filtration area found in 1” filters.
  • Guaranteed with Aprilaire’s Pure Fit Promise: Self Seal™ technology, interlocking rails, and Clean Coil Commitment.
  • Easy to maintain — simply change the Air Purifier’s filter once up to every 12 months.
  • Versatile installation — compatible with systems located in basements, attics, closets, and more.
  • Compatible with the 213 Healthy Home Filter, 213CBN Odor Reduction Filter, and 216 Allergy & Asthma Filter.

Daikin Premium Air Cleaner

For Daikin FIT system owners, we can provide you with medical-grade filtration that doesn’t affect your system’s airflow.

  • The new Daikin Premium Air Cleaner is a MERV 15 media filter that removes more than 85% of particles down to 0.3 microns*.
  • Pleated media filter removes over 98% of Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus versicolor, and Stachybotrys chartarum from the airstream, three common mold spores that are found in homes*.
  • Pleated media filter removes over 99% of Ragweed, over 72% of Cat Dander, and over 73% of Dust Mites from the airstream, three common allergens that are found in homes*.
  • Extra deep, 5 ¼” pleated filter constructed of cellulose-free, hydrophobic polyolefin fibers.
  • Designed for multi-position horizontal or vertical installations.
  • Magnetic door design ensures tool-less, easy access to filter components for a quick and easy filter change.
  • Filter design features a structured density gradient for sustained efficiency over the life of the filter.
  • Filter has a tight cabinet fit ensuring negligible air bypass.
  • Filter frame designed with dual pull tabs for easy removal
  • Fully gasketed door for proper air seal.
  • Heavy duty, 20 gauge, post-forming painted, corrosion-resistant door.
  • Insulated cabinet to reduce the risk of condensation.
  • All cabinet mounting holes are slotted and designed to lineup with original equipment flanges for time-saving installation.
  • The filter should be changed once or twice a year based on conditions within the home.

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