Camfil Farr: New “Green” Filter is Unique Among MERV 8s.
The Camfil-FarrMERV 8 30/30 is more efficient and about half the cost of big box and hardware store prices. The media for the 30/30 is “all-mechanical,” rather than electrostatic, and maintains consistent, high removal efficiency throughout the filter’s life. In contrast, other MERV 8s are made with electrostatically charged media, whose efficiency drops as dust loads. Camfil-Farr, a world leader in filtration products for residential, commercial and industrial applications, has introduced the first true MERV 8* (ASHRAE 52.2-2007) “30/30” air filter. The 30/30® is a high-efficiency pleated panel filter designed as a strong, value-added upgrade from ordinary MERV 8s. It has a very low initial resistance, and a low maintained resistance, to airflow, and the lowest average pressure drop of any MERV 8 filter. This translates immediately into savings on heating and cooling that are both measurable and significant – typically 25% and more for the average homeowner.
The MERV 8 30/30 filter is distinctive in having earned five stars on the ECI (Energy Cost Index) - the best-possible performance ranking. It is positioned to have the lowest life cycle cost of any medium efficiency filter.
The design of the Camfil Farr MERV 8 30/30, with its radial pleat design, allows full use of the media for maximum dust holding capacity. Tests show the 30/30 has 30% higher dust holding capacity than conventional MERV 8 filters. This means a longer service life, and less-frequent change-outs.