April 06

MERV Ratings and HEPA Filters Resource Explained by Berni Baier Canadian Air Quality Expert

In a new online resource by Camfil Canada, air quality expert Berni Baier explains MERV ratings and HEPA air filters.



The demand for high-quality air filtration products has risen in Canada over the past several years. With the volume of products on the market, some of which are unreliable at best, rising to meet this demand, it can be difficult to tell efficient air filters from air filters that do nothing to protect you from the spread of disease.

In a new online resource by Camfil Canada, the Canadian branch of one of the world’s leaders in air filtration technology, air quality expert Berni Baier explains MERV ratings and HEPA air filters to help consumers distinguish high-quality air filtration products from less effective options.

“The higher the efficiency of an air filter, the better protection it will provide against COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens, such as various strains of influenza,” says Mr. Baier, “Most of the panel air filters that come with HVAC systems only filter enough dust and other particulate matter out of the air to prevent the HVAC equipment from being damaged, but are not efficient enough to protect human lungs from contaminants, including pathogens.”

The resource provides detailed answers to the following questions:

  • What does MERV stand for?

  • How are MERV ratings determined in Canada?

  • What is the difference between MERV ratings and HEPA efficiencies?

  • What MERV rating should I use for COVID-19 in Canada?

Read the full resource on MERV ratings in Canada here.

About Camfil Canada Clean Air Solutions

For more than half a century, Camfil has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, we provide commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment. We firmly believe that the best solutions for our customers are the best solutions for our planet, too. That’s why every step of the way – from design to delivery and across the product life cycle – we consider the impact of what we do on people and on the world around us. Through a fresh approach to problem-solving, innovative design, precise process control, and a strong customer focus we aim to conserve more, use less and find better ways – so we can all breathe easier.

The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 31​ manufacturing sites, six R&D centers, local sales offices in 35+ countries, and about 5,200 employees and growing. We proudly serve and support customers in a wide variety of industries and in communities across the world. To discover how Camfil Canada can help you to protect people, processes, and the environment, visit us at www.camfil.com/en-ca/.

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Source: Camfil - Canada
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