Allergies can be a real nuisance, but they don't have to be. By simply updating your air conditioner or boiler filter, you can help relieve indoor allergies and asthma symptoms. The best HVAC filters for allergies must capture the finest particles and remove them from the air before they enter the lungs. The Filter Performance Rating (FPR) and Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) are two rating systems used to measure the effectiveness of an air filter.
The higher the MERV rating, the better the filter is at capturing environmental triggers for asthma and allergies. Filter King's MERV 11 Oven Filter, Filtrete AC MRP 1000 Micro Allergen Defense Oven Air Filter, AirX Filter Allergy MERV 11 AC Pleated Oven Air Filter, Aerostar AC and MERV 13 Oven Air Filter, Filtrete AC Furnace Healthy Living Ultra Allergen, True Blue Allergen Protection Air Filter 16x25x1, MERV 11, 4-Pack, Filtrete 20x25x4, AC Oven Air Filter, MPR 1550 DP, Healthy Living Ultra Allergen Deep Pleat, 4-Pack (Actual Dimensions 19.88 x 24.63 x 4.3), AllergyZone 20x25x1 MERV 12 Allergen Trapping Oven HVAC 1″ Air Filter, 4-Pack and Nordic Pure 20x25x5 MERV 12 Honeywell Pleated Replacement AC Oven Air Filters, Pack of 2 are some of the best furnace filters for allergies. My father taught me to always write the date on the filter so you know how old it is. We change it routinely every 6 months.
Later in life, I was tested for an allergy and I was allergic to indoor allergens. This is when I realized that oven filters specially designed for allergies are an excellent choice for allergy relief. I decided to try out Filtrete's 20x25x4 AC Oven Air Filter with MPR 1550 DP Healthy Living Ultra Allergen Deep Pleat 4-Pack (Actual Dimensions 19.88 x 24.63 x 4.3). Pet owners said they noticed a difference (less) in indoor dust after just a few days and I have noticed a reduction in my eczema caused by allergies.
I then looked into Nordic Pure's 20x25x5 MERV 12 Honeywell Pleated Replacement AC Oven Air Filters, Pack of 2.People who were Filtrete customers for life said they appreciated the solid construction of Nordic Pure filters compared to Filtrete. The price of these filters seemed reasonable compared to Filtrete and I was impressed that the Nordic Pure filters were made with more structural support than my old Filtrete which was collapsing from suction. Finally, I looked into AllergyZone's 20x25x1 MERV 12 Allergen Trapping Oven HVAC 1″ Air Filter, 4-Pack which is specifically designed for allergy sufferers. Rated 1900 MPR (MERV 1), this filter captures particulate matter (PM) 2.5 as well as viruses and bacteria. In conclusion, if you suffer from allergies or asthma it is important to choose an air filter with a high MERV rating to ensure that it captures all environmental triggers for allergies and asthma. There are many different types of furnace filters available on the market today so it is important to do your research before making a purchase.