The guy who was helping me pick out the air filters said that I should go for a high MERV rating
I’ll admit, usually my wife goes to pick up the air filters. She was busy doing a bunch of stuff when I came home from work, so she asked me if I would head over to the hardware store to pick up some air filters for the HVAC system. I figured it couldn’t be all that difficult to pick up some air filters, so off to the store I went. When I got to the hardware store, somebody asked me if I needed any assistance. I figured I could find the air filters I was looking for so I kindly said that I was alright. When I finally found the section with all the air filters, I immediately regretted not asking for assistance. I honestly couldn’t believe all the different sizes of air filters and different types there were. They had HEPA air filters, pleated air filters, fiberglass air filters and I really didn’t know what to get. When I finally did end up asking for some assistance, they asked me the size of the air filter I was looking for. I didn’t even know the answer to this question so I had to call up my wife. My wife laughed and told me the size of the air filter that we needed and she also said that we usually got the pleated air filters. The guy who was helping me pick out the air filters said that I should go for a high MERV rating. I didn’t know what he was talking about and it seemed that he could tell that I didn’t know anything about choosing air filters. He showed me the MERV ratings and explained the higher the rating the better the air filtration. He also showed me how the HEPA air filters were the best, so I ended up going for those.