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The Property Manager’s Guide to Air Filters for Their Tenants

You provide a lot more for your tenants than a lot of them realize. It’s no fault of their own, they’re just happy to be in such a stellar living environment - the thought of what goes into that is often lost to the wayside.

If you manage rental properties, whether residential or commercial, you know what I’m talking about. Keeping a living or working space up to par and in compliance with laws takes a vast amount of work and money.


Your rental spaces are the culmination of thousands of dollars and labor hours - all serving to create the ideal living or working space for your tenants. Everything from the safety of the complex, to floor repairs, to making sure every door knob works as it should, comes down to your hard work. It’s worth it, of course, because you love your tenants. But it takes a lot to make sure nothing gets overlooked.

One thing that tends to get overlooked is the air filters you use in your properties. It’s understandable - even people who own their house forget to replace theirs!

Filter King specializes in air filters. Let’s walk through some of the best choices for your tenant’s air filters, from the cheap and effective to the premium and luxurious!

Best Air Filters to Buy in Bulk

For standard apartments in large complexes, you need an air filter that delivers quality air while keeping rent down.

Filter King makes a MERV 8 filter that is perfect for this. MERV, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, is a metric that defines how effectively a filter cleanses the air that passes through it. MERV 8 is good enough to protect against pollen, mold, dust and dust mites, and most bacteria. These filters are extremely affordable, and can be bought at bulk without breaking the bank. If you own a complex of several hundred units, we recommend Filter King MERV 8 filters to give your tenants the clean air they deserve at the competitive pricing they’ve come to expect.


MERV 8s are also the best choice for office buildings. As we’ll see later on, MERV 8s don’t effectively collect pet dander. Since pets typically don’t roam around workplaces, you won’t need to spend the extra cash on something more comprehensive. You can offer clean air without hiking rent for your commercial tenants.

Best Air Filters for Luxury Apartments

If you own a luxury apartment complex, you know your tenants are willing to pay a premium for quality. The air filters you use in them should reflect that.

The best air filters for luxury apartments are Filter King’s MERV 11 filters. They filter everything the MERV 8s do, plus pet dander. This means your tenants can enjoy the company of friends in their apartment without that pet dander affecting their neighbors, who might be allergic.


Note that, even if your apartments aren’t classified as luxury, you should still consider MERV 11s if you allow pets. Tenants are more likely to stay with you if their allergies don’t flair up because of their neighbor’s dog. Remember, in apartment complexes where the units are attached, everyone is sharing the same air.

MERV 11s are particularly good for luxury apartments because they filter out smaller dust particles than MERV 8s. This means the sair in your tenant’s apartments is just as clean and luxurious as the rest of your facility.

Best Air Filter for Rental Homes

Homes have a key difference in their air filter needs compared to apartments - size.

Rental homes tend to be larger than apartments. Sometimes, they have more intake vents to account for this. But more often than not, the ratio of square footage to the number of intake filters is drastically higher for a house than it is for apartments. This means that a larger volume of contaminants are coming through the filter in a house, which requires a more effective filter.


Filter King offers a MERV 13 filter in just about every size you can imagine. MERV 13 filters take care of everything the lower MERV filters do, plus viruses, cooking smoke, tobacco smoke and smog. Because your tenants have such a large space, there needs to be more filtering power.

Because apartments are smaller, a given amount of air is cycled more times per day through the filter. In a house, that air won’t cycle as many times. That means the air needs to be filtered as much as possible with every cycle in order to maintain peak quality.

Best Air Filter for Luxury Rental Homes

Since luxury rental homes tend to be larger, it only makes sense to use a filter with MERV 13 or higher. We recommend one of Filter Kings MERV 13 Titanium filters to give your property a competitive edge. In conjunction with blocking all of the contaminants of the previous filters, MERV 13 Titanium filters also filter out odors. In a living space, where entire families eat, cook, play, relax, use the restroom, and sometimes work, odors can build up fast.


Show your tenants you care by outfitting them with the best air filter on the market.

Check out Filter King’s store for all of these filters in any size you need. We offer the best prices and the smoothest delivery in the industry. Find out why they call us the King!