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MERV 13 Air Filter Review

MERV 13 air filters are the highest-rated air filters for home use.

“MERV” is the standard rating system used in the HVAC industry to determine how well a filter works.

And this is important because there are a lot of dangerous particles that will pass through your home HVAC system.

Most of which, you won’t even notice… until it’s too late.

So ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Condition Engineers) developed the MERV rating system so that you can fairly evaluate different quality air filters.

The MERV rating works like this. The higher the MERV number, the smaller the holes and the less that can pass through.

And MERV 13 is the highest rating recommended for home use.

(Anything above it will restrict airflow too much and could damage your HVAC system).

To get the top-rated MERV 13 filter, made with mini pleats and odor reduction technology, see the Filter King Titanium — it is the highest efficiency Filter King filter on the market.

And it will keep your home air safe and healthy.

To see all of our MERV 13 filters, click here

Recommended Users

We recommend MERV 13 for anyone with a newborn baby in their house. Because babies are more susceptible to indoor air pollution.

But also, if you have chronic or severe breathing problems, a MERV 13 rating would be good for you.

Breathing problems would include:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Lung disease

And anyone in the household who requires the use of an inhaler, oxygen tank, or ventilation machine, they would also fall into this category.

MERV 13 is also recommended for people with weakened immune systems who may be affected by airborne pathogens and viruses.


While MERV 13 air filters cannot provide a completely sterile environment — no air filter can do that — they will provide the cleanest air quality for your home.

At this point, it’s also important to note: MERV ratings go above 13. However, they’re too restrictive for normal home HVAC systems, and thus using them can cause potentially expensive problems.

But MERV 13 air (or furnace) filters will block most bacteria and virus-carrying particles so that your indoor air environment stays clean from all the normal pollutants and allergens.

As one customer wrote:

These filters were “easy to order, fast delivery. [They] fit right in, took 3 minutes to install,”

And now?

“Now easy breathing!”

Key Features:

MERV 13 air filters will filter out any of the following:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Mold spores
  • Exhaust fumes
  • Smoke
  • Bacteria
  • Virus carriers
  • Microscopic allergens

MERV 13 Air Filter Review: Conclusion

MERV 13 is the best filter for your home.

We recommend this filter if anyone in your household has lung problems or a weakened immune system that leaves them susceptible to viruses and bacteria.

But we also recommend it to anyone who wants the best residential air filter for airborne bacteria and pollutants.

And, to get the version with mini pleats and odor reduction technology, choose the Filter King Titanium, the highest efficiency Filter King filter on the market.

A MERV 13 air filter will provide the strongest possible protection without compromising the reliability of the fan of the HVAC system.

If anyone needs a clean indoor environment for health reasons then a MERV 13 air filter is the best option.


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