Compare Filtrete and Nordic Pure Pleated Air Filters
Question: I would like to save costs by getting a washable air filter, but it seems that none of them can get a MERV over 8, and I’d like something with a MREV of 11 or higher since we have allregies in the family. How does Boair or air-care-filters.com filters compare to the filtrete ultra allergen. If I need to get a disposable, is the Nordic the best priced disposable filter?
You are correct about washable filters. Although they don’t have MERV ratings they perform close to a MERV 8. Although washable filters have their own positive characteristics, if allergies are a concern for you I would recommend high efficiency pleated air filters.
I did some quick investigating and this is what I found when comparing these pleated air filters
– Filtrete Ultra Allergen filters are $13.88 at Walmart and they have a MERV rating of 11 (I used Walmart because they usually have good prices)
– Nordic Pure Box of 6 is $48.97 which works out to $8.16 each and they have a MERV rating of 12
Both of these pleated air filters enhance the performance of their filters electrostaticly.
Nordic Pure and Filtrete filters don’t support the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew or mold.