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Efficiency Selection Guide (MERV ratings)

1Arrestance1Efficiency2MERV RatingFilter TypeAirguard Product Selection
60-80% Less Than 20% MERV 1-4 Disposable Panel Filters
Permanent Metal Filters
Fiberglass Media
Latex Coated Natural Fiber Media
Foam Media
Automatic Roll Media
Disposables
Types HS, HD
Standard Grade
Permalast®
Foam Media
Types CF, DSF
80-90%Less Than 20% MERV 5 Disposable Panel Filters
Synthetic Media
Automatic Roll Filter Media
Tri-Plex 85®
StreamLine™ Polyester Media
Types YTS, SHP, DMC, DL-1, DL-2
90-95% 20-30% MERV 6-7 Self-Supported Pocket Filters
Ring Panel Filters
Pleated Panel Filters
Activator Series (2 Ply, 3 Ply),
Series N, Bio-Pure
DP4-SA
Bio-Pure, X-treme
95% 30-40% MERV 7-8 Self-Supported Pocket Filters
Ring Panel Filters
Pleated Panel Filters
SynPak, Ultra II Bags, DPGT, DP40, DP40-Max, PowerGuard™ (MERV-11), DP Class 1, DPHT
Fresh Air™, Fresh Air Supreme™
95-98% 40-50% MERV 8-9 Extended Surface Pocket Filters Venti-Pak® VP-4,
Clean-Pak, CP-4™
95-98% 50-60% MERV 9-10 Pleated Panel Filters
Extended Surface Pocket Filters
Extended Surface Rigid Cell Filters
DP-65 (MERV 11),
Venti-Pak VP-5, Clean-Pak CP-5
Vari-Pak, Vari-Pak Model 5
99% 60-70% MERV 10-11Extended Surface Pocket Filters
Extended Surface Rigid Cell Filters
Clean-Pak CP-6, Venti-Pak VP-6
Bio-Pure
Variflow®, Variflow SC, Variflow Compact Series, Variflow II-M,
Variflow II-MC, Vari+Plus,
Vari-Pak®, Vari-Pak Model S, Bio-Pure, V-Force, Legacy
99% 70-80% MERV 12-13 Extended Surface Pocket Filters
Extended Surface Rigid Cell Filters
Multi-Guard MG-7
DP-green 13
99% 80-90% MERV 13-14 Extended Surface Pocket Filters
Extended Surface Rigid Cell Filters
Clean-Pak CP-8, Venti-Pak VP-8,
Multi-Guard MG-8, Bio-Pure
Variflow, Variflow SC, Variflow Compact Series,
Variflow II-M, Variflow II-MC Vari+Plus, Vari-Pak
Vari-Pak Model S, Bio-Pure, Legacy 4, V-Force
99% 90-95% MERV 14-15 Extended Surface Pocket Filters
Extended Surface Rigid Cell Filters
Clean-Pak CP9, Venti-Pak VP-9
Multi-Guard MG-9, Bio-Pure
Variflow, Variflow SC, Variflow Compact
Series, Variflow II-M,
Variflow II-MC, Vari+Plus, Vari-Pak,
Vari-Pak Model S, Legacy
Bio-Pure, X-treme, V-Force
Does not apply95% DOP MERV 16 Extended Surface Rigid Cell Filters Microguard® 95, Vari+Plus
Does not apply99.97%
99.99%
99.999%
99.9995%
Not Applicable HEPA/ULPA Filters Microguard 99, MicroPleat™

(1) Arrestance and Dust Spot Efficiency ratings are based on the ASHRAE 52.1 – 1992 test method
(2) Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) ratings are based on the ASHRAE 52.2 test method

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