Frequently Asked Questions
MERV Rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, is an industry standard for measuring the efficiency of air filters. The lowest possible MERV rating is a 1, while the highest efficiency rating is 20. Lower MERV rated filters will trap larger particulate in the air while filters with higher ratings will trap smaller particulates.
Generally speaking MERV 8 filters are recommended for most residential use as are MERV 11. Again, the higher the MERV rating the greater the filter’s ability to trap finer airborne particulate. Please note that filters with a MERV rating higher than MERV 11 may be too restrictive for your residential system and negatively impact your home heating & air conditioning systems. Please consult your HVAC professional before installing any filter with a MERV rating higher than 11.
Yes, keeping a clean air filter in your HVAC system really is important. The filter is the most important and overlooked component in your system. Here’s why:
Efficiency: A dirty filter makes your HVAC system work harder to heat or cool your house. This requires additional energy to be used which directly equates to higher energy bills and more money out of your pocket!
Wear and tear on your system: When your home air filter is dirty, your HVAC system has to work harder to push air through that dirty filter. This additional wear and tear adds up quickly and will increase maintenance and repair costs, while significantly shorter life of your HVAC system.
Your Health: Your home has two air filtration systems. One being your HVAC system and the second being your lungs! Wouldn’t you rather the dust, pollutants, & dander that exist in everybody’s home end up in the filter in the HVAC system instead of airborne and in your lungs? Remember, that the particulate that is not trapped by your HVAC system remains airborne in your home.
Our return policy
If your standard size filters have not yet been delivered you may call us to cancel your order. If your filters have already been delivered, here is our policy:
Return Policy For Delivered Filters
You are expected to inspect your order upon receipt to ensure merchandise was received in acceptable condition. If they are not, please do not accept the filters. Rather, please request a new set of filters. • Please contact customer support directly regarding your return. • Filters must be in original packaging where applicable. • Filters are eligible for return 2 weeks from date of purchase only. • All returns must be in “like-new” condition. Filtersrightnow.com is the sole arbiter of like-new condition. • Your credit card will be credited the amount of your returned purchase. Posting of that return varies, but usually occurs between 2-10 business days. • Sorry, custom and discontinued filters are not eligible for return.
Life Expectancy of Air Filters
Filter life varies depending on multiple factors. These factors include the filter type, conditions inside and outside your home and the type of HVAC equipment. Use this as a guideline:
1” Filters- approximately every 30-60 Days
2” Filters- approximately every 60-90 Days
4” Filters- approximately every 90-120 Days
Homes where there are pets and/or smokers may require an accelerated filter change schedule. In all cases do not exceed your HVAC manufacturer’s recommendations and warranty guidelines for filter replacement.