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Merv 11 Air Filter Review


MERV 11 filters are mid-range filters, ideal for homeowners.

Some people will need a stronger filter, like the MERV 13. While others can get by with a lower rating, such as the MERV 8.

(For residences, we don’t recommend going above MERV 13 or below MERV 8.)

For more on MERV rating and what they mean, we’ve explained that in our MERV 13 review.

Where does the MERV 11 fit?

The MERV 11 filters focus on stopping particles as small as 1 - 3 microns in size.

That includes:

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Car fumes and smog
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Dust/lint
  • Debris

These pollutants can cause severe allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.

MERV 11 air filters are designed to stop the above types of particles from finding their way into your home air system.

MERV 11 air filters do this well, over long periods of time, because they’re designed to work with the flow of standard HVAC systems. Meaning, they’ll keep your air clean without putting unnecessary strain on your HVAC system.

The only caveat here is that you need to change your filters on a regular basis. We have an automated (and free!) reminder service we created to help with just this problem.

Most people forget to change their filters. That’s pretty common. And understandable.

So just subscribe to our free filter reminder service - even if you don’t buy from us — and we’ll make sure you never forget to change your filter.

Who should use a MERV 11 Air Filter?

If you have a pet...

Pets with fur or feathers shed tiny particles of skin called dander.

These skin particles contain proteins that can cause allergic reactions like coughing, sneezing, eczema, and a stuffy or runny nose if you’re allergic.

There’s no reason you should have to put up with dirty air just because you have a pet.

This is true if you’ve got a small apartment or a large home.

If you have asthma or allergies...

If you already have breathing issues, such as asthma, an attack can be triggered by a lot of things that naturally find their way into our air.

Dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and chemical fumes are all candidates that can give you trouble here.

But if you’ve got a MERV 11 filter installed, then you’ll be able to greatly reduce the chance of having trouble and filter these things out of your air.

Where to buy a MERV 11 Air Filter?

At Filter King, we sell only quality filters. And the MERV 11 certainly fits into that category.

You can shop MERV 11 filters here.

We specialize in odd sizes. So when you click the above link, we’ll walk you through the process of finding the exact right size fitting filter.

And, of course, if you have any questions, you can always contact us here or call us at 877-570-9755. We’re always happy to help you in any way we can.

By the way...

... be sure to use the coupon code 5off and save $5 on your next order.