The best AC filter for allergies

As spring comes into full swing, those of you with seasonal allergies have already started popping Claritin on the regular. And according to The Weather Channel’s Allergy Tracker, it’s only going to get worse. While allergies outdoors are generally a given, allergies indoors can be easily remedied with the proper equipment. Don’t let spring get you down. Instead, fight back with a high performance ac filter just for allergy sufferers. 

Want to discover the best AC filters for allergies?

Technically they’re just “air filters” (but we won’t make fun of you for calling them AC filters since they work for your air conditioner too) – and these bad boys can work magic on your home’s air quality. We’re here to share a few of our favorite AC filters for allergies, as well as list the FPR (filter performance rating), MPR (microparticle performance rating), and MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) for each air filter so you can choose the appropriate filtration rating for your mild to severe allergies.

WEB Eco Filter PlusWEB eco filter plus - a great air filter for allergies

The cool thing about this AC filter is that it’s washable, reusable, and has a limited lifetime warranty. With the lowest filter rating of our chosen allergy filters, it still protects you from larger particles like lint, pollen, pet dander, and dust mites.

FPR: 5

MPR: 600


Filtrete Micro Allergen Reduction Filter

3m filtrete air filter

Looking for a step up in terms of allergy reduction? The Filtrete line of allergen reduction filters is definitely a solid choice – and one you can find in almost any store. The micro allergen reduction filter protects against larger particles as well as smaller bacteria, mold spores, and smoke particles.

FPR: 7

MPR: 1000

MERV: 11

Honeywell Superior Allergen Air Filter

Honeywell Superior Allergen Air FilterIf your allergies are severe (or you have a weakened immune system), then you’ll need to take your air filtration endeavors to the next level. The Honeywell superior allergen air filter is found at big stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s. In addition to the protections offered from the above AC allergy filters, the superior allergen air filter also protects against microscopic allergens and disease-carrying particles. Protect yourself againstlead dust, tobacco smoke, and even fecal residue.

FPR: 8-9

MPR: 1500

MERV: 12

Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter

Filtrete healthy living elite allergen filter

If you’ve decided that you need only the best of the best, then the Filtrete elite allergen reduction filter is the only choice for you. With the highest FPR, MPR, and MERV ratings currently on the market, this AC filter will protect you from large and small particles, as well as microparticles, virus-carrying particles, smoke, and odors. Say goodbye to exhaust, smoke odors, and any other foul smells or allergens you want to eliminate from your home.

FPR: 10

MPR: 2200

MERV: 13

What’s Your Favorite AC Filter for Allergies? Let Us Know

If you have mild, moderate, or severe allergies, we want to hear from you! What air filters have worked for you in the past? What hasn’t worked? Comment below to share your story.

Remember – your air filter should be changed at least once every three months. Need a reminder? Have one of our specialists come out to your home for regular AC tune-ups and AC repair and we’ll change your air filter for you!