You can almost say that air quality defines life quality. When indoor air is pure and clean, we sleep better, breathe better, and we’re healthier. Well-maintained and efficient air cleaners can significantly lower the amount of pollutants in the air. Their usefulness varies considerably, depending on the type of cleaner (table-top models are much less effective than a whole-house system), and on the strength of the indoor pollution source.

The acronym MERV stands for “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value.” The MERV rating was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and is the standard method for comparing the efficiency of an air filter. The higher the MERV rating, the better the filter is at removing particles from the air.


Why the MERV Rating is Important?

When you’re purchasing an air conditioner or furnace filter for your home, you want to be sure that you are buying one that’s appropriate for your home and your family’s specific needs. When you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, respiratory problems, or other similar incidences, you’ll want to look for a higher MERV rating. Then again, you may just want to get the best filter for your family so that the indoor air quality around your home is the best it can be.

Your options include a throwaway fiberglass filter, washable filter, one-inch or five-inch pleated filters. The experienced professionals at Harris Air Conditioning can help you choose the right filter for the best possible air in your home.


Your home is essentially a Petri dish for dust, dander, mold and micro-organisms. All of these interior invaders use your living space to multiply and spread, and can build up by the minute.

Aprilaire Indoor Air Quality Solutions

There are many types of air cleaners on the market today, from portable one-room solutions to whole-house cleanliness. To help you protect the health and comfort of your family, the only truly effective solution is a whole-house solution.

Aprilaire systems are designed to clean the air in your entire home. An Aprilaire air cleaner installed by Harris Air Conditioning can help rid your home of dust, mites, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, bacteria and viruses, smoke and more! Aprilair’s whole house air cleaner systems include zone control temperature, ventilation units and filtration equipment for the cleanest, purest and most healthful indoor air possible.