Pros and Cons of upgrading to MERV 13 Aprilaire filters
I have a spacegard 2200 filter system on my HVAC system. It takes two Aprilaire 201 replacement filters (Merv 10). I was about to order replacements and see that I may have options to improve my filters. So I am wondering about a couple of other options.
One is to upgrade to the MERV 13 Aprilaire and Space-Gard Replacement 2200 Filter. From what I understand it will filter even more dust,allergens, particles, etc - which would be great. I can't find reviews on these, but I wonder if there's any downside to getting the MERV 13 filters. Will it slow down the air flow of the system, cause less efficient heating and air conditioning or cost more to run the system?
The other thing I wondered about was some of these filters that don't have to be pleated into existing comb systems (Which is messy and a pain). Anyone know if these pop-up systems are good?
My last question is if I should stick with Aprilaire brand? Is there anything else to consider when buying replacements?