ProgressiveMedia Air Filtration

Better particle capture, better efficiency and long filter life!

Ultravation® ProgessiveMedia™ air cleaners are designed be the most efficient, effective, and easy to use filters available — totally practical whole house air cleaning. ProgessiveMedia™ easily captures 99% of particles 5 microns or larger (such as pollen) and much more with its pleated, layered design that has nine times more surface area than a traditional flat air filter. And the filters are built with technologically advanced Ultravation® UltraStrand™ hypoallergenic fibers that are uniquely shaped and electrostatically charged to attract particles for the highest value in whole house air filtration today. Remember, a clean HVAC system is more energy efficient which is better for the outdoor environment and for your pocketbook! ProgressiveMedia™ filters are carefree! They require no maintenance, and provide consistent indoor air quality improvement over their entire extended life!

What is MERV?

MERV means Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. It is the industry standard filter performance rating system created by ASHRAE, (The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers). Ultravation® ProgressiveMedia™ filters are available in MERV 11 and MERV 13 performance ratings. The higher the rating, the more efficient the filter is at capturing smaller particles.


MERV 11 performance standard provides 85% efficiency for particles 3 to 10 microns in size. Pollen and mold can be as small as 10 microns. Ultravation ProgressiveMedia filters lead the field in air-flow restriction.


The MERV 13 performance standard provides 90% capture efficiency for particles 3 to 10 microns in size. MERV 13 filters also capture 75% of particulates as small as 0.3 microns –10 times smaller (tobacco smoke particles fall in the 0.3 range). Despite the better particle collection, Ultravation MERV 11 and MERV 13 filters have the same lifespan of up to 1 year.