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Traps and blocks 90% of airborne particles • Recommended for basic or standard residential and commercial use

Improve your indoor air quality with MERV 8 air filters! Smoke, pollen, dust, dander, and mold don’t stand a chance against the powerful electrostatic charge of this pleated filter. In fact, the MERV 8 filter works up to 20 times more effectively and lasts 3 times longer than ordinary fiberglass filters. You don’t have to worry about mold, fungus, or mildew growing in your home or business.

Our top ranked MERV 8 filters trap 90% of airborne particles as small as 3 microns. Ideal for basic and standard residential and commercial use, this filter is designed to last 90 days. We recommend replacing your filter egularly to ensure your air stays clean, energy costs are lowered, and your furnace works properly. MERV 8 filters are comparable to MPR 300/600 and FPR 5. To learn more about MERV ratings, click here.

All MERV 8 filters are 100% made and manufactured in the USA. Underwriters Laboratories U.L. Class 2.

Why choose a filterbuy merv 8 filter?

The sneezing and coughing stopped in our house when we stepped up from MERV 8 to MERV 11. We’re all sleeping much better. Thank You!

MERV 8 filters trap 90% of pollutants from the air.

Say goodbye to pollen, dust mites, mold, larger dust particles, and more!

MERV 8 filters have up to 14 pleats per foot.

More pleats on the filters means more surface area to capture more particles and last longer.

MERV 8 filters are the most popular rating.

And they're popular for a reason! These filters are recommended for use in basic and standard homes and businesses, meaning they'll do the job in most spaces.

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We carry MERV ratings 8, 11, and 13. Select the one you want below!

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Looking ForPollenPollen
Dust MitesDust mites
Dust ParticlesLarge dust particles like pudding mix
Auto EmissionsAuto emissions and large particles like milled flower
BacteriaAll bacteria
Use WhereBasic HomesBasic residential use
Standard ResedentialStandard residential and commercial use
Superior ResedentialSuperior residential and commercial use
Smoking LoungesSmoking lounges

Need help choosing the right merv rating?

MERV, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, measures how efficiently air filters remove particles from the air. MERV ratings range from 1-20; the higher the number, the greater percentage of pollutants the filter blocks. Selecting the right rating is important, as it will ensure both a) the right amount of bacteria is removed from your air, and b) your HVAC works properly. Read below to make sure you choose the best MERV rating for your home or business!

Is a MERV 8 filter good? If you’re looking for an air filter that captures 90% of airborne particles in a basic or standard home or business, the FilterBuy MERV 8 filter is for you! This pleated filter traps particles as small as 3 microns, keeping smoke, pollen, dust, dander, mold, and more out of your space. If you’re looking for a different MERV rating, you can check out our MERV 11 and MERV 13 filters.

Is a higher MERV rating better than a lower MERV rating? While the higher the MERV rating, the more particles it removes from the air, it doesn’t always mean it’s a better filter for you. Not only does a higher rating mean a greater percentage of trapped bacteria, it also means thicker pleats that will require increased air flow from your HVAC. This is why it’s important to choose your rating based on your needs, as well as what your system can handle.

What’s the best MERV rating for furnace filters? We offer various MERV ratings not only because different homes and businesses need different efficiency, but also because not all furnaces are the same. That’s why there’s no single rating that’s “best.” We recommend considering your lifestyle (allergies, asthma, etc.) and the age of your HVAC equipment to determine the MERV rating that’s best for you. To make sure you’re getting the right MERV rating, check if your furnace manufacturer has a maximum rating your furnace model can use.

How often should I replace my MERV 8 filter? Our 1”, 2”, and 4” MERV 8 air filters are designed to last approximately 3 months, while our MERV 8 whole house replacement filters should be replaced every 6 months. If you have pets, kids, or allergy sufferers in your space, we recommend changing your filters more often. It’s important to replace your filters regularly, as the older an air filter is, the less bacteria and dirt it’s removing from the air, leading to poorer indoor air quality and higher energy costs.

Why don’t you carry very low or very high MERV ratings? We carry ratings ranging from MERV 8 to MERV 13, which cover the efficiency most homes need. These ratings provide clean, healthy air and protect your HVAC equpiment. Lower ratings (MERV 1-5), most often used for fiberglass filters, provide minimal filtration. Though higher ratings (MERV 14-20) capture very small particles, they tend to be much more expensive and place more pressure on heating and cooling systems to work harder. To find out more information about MERV ratings and what each one means for your indoor air quality, click here.