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HEPA Or MERV: [Which Filter Is Best?]

October 17, 2022 | Blog

For many homeowners, indoor air quality (IAQ) issues can be put on the back burner when everyday life gets hectic. Here at Air Tech of Humble, we care about your comfort and try to make IAQ solutions as simple and stress-free as possible. We know that searching for the right HVAC filter for your system can feel like a hassle. Yet, when you hire us, you can rest assured that we have your best interests in mind. Our technicians have lots of expertise in the air conditioning department and will make sure you receive 5-star, high-quality services every time they step through your door.

No matter what you’re looking for, whether it be AC tune-ups, installations, or repairs, Air Tech of Humble has got your back. Read on for more information about our air purification solutions and HVAC maintenance, or chat with one of our friendly team members at any time!

HVAC Filter Variations


When it comes to filter options, we know it’s easy to get overwhelmed. One of the easiest ways to sort through all the choices is to pay attention to a filter’s MERV rating. MERV stands for “minimum efficiency reporting value.” MERV-approved filters are capable of reducing the levels of 0.3 to 10 micro-sized particles in your home significantly.


Another trustworthy option is to look for HEPA-approved filters. HEPA air filters are not tested or certified on the same scale as the MERV filters, but they all must meet a certain standard (99% at .3 microparticles) when it comes to efficiency in cleaning your air.

Filter Features to be Aware of

Finding the best filter for your HVAC doesn’t have to be intimidating. At Air Tech of Humble, we recognize the value of thicker filters when it comes to more efficient filtration and purification of your air. Some other statistics you should look into when purchasing filters include the following:

  • Removal of mold
  • Defense against viruses and bacteria
  • Filtration of allergens, dust and dander
  • Reduction of odors

How to Find the Perfect Filter for your System

Are you worried you’ll choose the wrong filter for the HVAC system in your home? The marketplace for air purification products is exceptionally diverse, so you never have to feel anxious about finding a filter that fits your preferences and matches your HVAC. Homeowners should pay attention to the design of their filters, as well as the ease with which they are used and replaced every month or so. Noisiness and how much energy is expended to use the filter are other vital issues that can help make your decision easier.

Our Air Purification Services

Here at Air Tech of Humble, we’re dedicated to you and your family’s well-being. We want your air to be healthy and clean year-round, which is why we offer a plethora of air quality services to each and every one of our clients. We provide you with cost-effective, portable solutions for every filtration issue, as well as indoor air cleaners.

Contact Us at Air Tech of Humble Today!

Are you ready to experience air filtration at its finest? At Air Tech of Humble, we prioritize your indoor air quality by guiding you toward the best options for your HVAC system. Contact us through our website to set up an appointment, or give us a call at any time!

Why Choose Us?

We go above and beyond for you. That's a promise.

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If the compressor in your air conditioner fails twice in the first 5 years, we will install a complete and new condensing unit. If the heat exchanger in your furnace fails in the first 10 years, we will install a new furnace.
If your system breaks down during the first year and leaves you without heating or cooling, we will be there within 24 hours or we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Extremely Professional

This is the 2nd time we’ve used Elite and I can honestly say they will continue to be my go to company when it comes to heating and AC repairs. They are extremely professional, quick service times, and affordable, even for this single momma! Thank you again for saving us during this chilly winter.

Amy F.

Elite Service and Great Pricing!

My technician Michael Ford was very knowledgeable and he made sure everything was working effectively. Michael was very professional and customer friendly. From the first day I started service the customer service has always been great. I would definitely recommend Elite because they are definitely going to give Elite service and great pricing!

Sharon B.

Very Honest and Thorough

Very honest and thorough. From the first contact with the scheduler to updated communication for appointments, very professional. Michael provided us different options to address system issues and charges were reasonable. 5 of 5 stars in service, highly recommend

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