HVAC Rating Acronyms Explained

January 22, 2021

MERV, SEER, AFUE and HSPF. You’ve heard of these terms before, but do you know what these HVAC rating acronyms mean? The experts at Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. define and explain each acronym below. MERV Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV, indicates a filter’s ability to capture particles in the air. MERV values range from 1 to 16. The higher the MERV rating, the better a filter is at trapping certain types and sizes of particles. To maintain maximum air flow, it is critical to speak with a HVAC professional about what MERV rating works

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