16X20X2 PREpleat LPD MERV 8 Standard Capacity 80055.021620 (12 Filters)

SKU: 80055-021620

Sale price$ 138.99

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Filter Specifications

MERV Rating: MERV 8

Nominal Size: 16x20x2

Actual Size: 15-1/2 x 19-1/2 x 1-3/4

Media: 100% synthetic non-woven, proprietary media that can be recycled. Engineered with a gradient density composition that achieves it's MERV rating using the mechanical method of particle capture. Media does not rely on an electrostatic charge to capture particulate, since electrostatic charged filters dissipate over time.

Frame: Heavy-duty, two piece, moisture-resistant frame with diagonal support members. Frame is bonded to the media at all points of contact for unsurpassed frame strength. Interlocking corners and positive media-to-frame seal reduce the possibility of air bypass.

Support Grid: Expanded metal is continuously laminated on the air leaving side to provide pleat stability during operation. Pleat shape is maintained allowing full media utilization which improves dust holding capacity.

Replace: Recommended 90 day changeout

Removes: MERV 8 rating reduces up to 75% of large airborne particles including dust and lint, dust mite debris, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, bacteria and virus carriers.

Quantity: 12 Filters

Part Number: 80055-021620

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At RememberTheFilter.com, we express our sincere gratitude to our esteemed customers for their support over the past 18+ years. As a trusted retailer in the indoor air filtration industry, RTF is committed to providing top-tier service and high-quality filtration solutions. With millions of filters sold and replaced, your satisfaction remains our utmost priority. Thank you for choosing us to keep your indoor air clean and healthy.

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Compatible with HVAC, AC, and Furnace Systems

Ever wondered about the difference between a 'furnace filter' and an 'air conditioner (AC) filter'? Are they two separate filters for your home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, or is it just a single filter serving both functions? The answer is simple—they are indeed the same! The terminology often varies based on geographical location, but rest assured, they refer to the same essential component of your HVAC system.

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Product-Specific Q&A

We offer a wide range of air filters suitable for both residential and commercial use. To select the right filter, consider your system's requirements, such as size, filtration capacity, and the specific contaminants you aim to remove. Utilize our product comparison tool and detailed guides to make an informed choice.

MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. It's a standard that measures how effectively an air filter can capture and hold onto particles of different sizes, ranging from large debris like pollen and dust mites to smaller particles like bacteria and tobacco smoke. The MERV rating system was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and is a universal scale used to compare the performance of air filters. Here's a breakdown of what the MERV ratings mean in simpler terms:

  • MERV 1-4: These filters provide minimal filtration. They're capable of capturing large particles such as dust mites, sanding dust, and textile fibers. Ideal for basic residential or window AC units where high-level filtration isn't a priority.
  • MERV 5-8: Medium filtration level. These filters are better at catching smaller particles like mold spores, dust mite debris, and pet dander. Suitable for standard residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
  • MERV 9-12: High filtration level. These can capture even finer particles, including legionella, humidifier dust, auto emission particulates, and lead dust. Good for people with allergies or mild asthma, as they improve indoor air quality significantly.
  • MERV 13-16: Very high filtration level. These filters are capable of capturing bacteria, tobacco smoke, and even some viruses. They're often used in hospitals, laboratories, and other environments where air cleanliness is critical.
  • MERV 17-20: These are HEPA filters and beyond, used in cleanrooms and surgical settings, capturing over 99.97% of particles, including very fine pollutants and biological contaminants.

Why it's important: The MERV rating helps you choose a filter based on your specific needs. Higher MERV ratings mean better filtration, but also more resistance to airflow, which can affect your HVAC system's efficiency. It's about finding the right balance between air quality and system performance. For most homes, filters with a MERV rating between 7 and 12 are adequate, offering a good mix of particle removal and airflow. However, if someone in your household has respiratory issues or allergies, opting for a higher MERV rating might be beneficial. Always consult with an HVAC professional to ensure the filter you choose is compatible with your system, as too high a MERV rating can restrict airflow and strain the system.

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Measuring your filter correctly is key to ensuring that the replacement filter fits properly and functions as intended. Follow these steps to measure your filter:

  1. Locate the existing filter: Find your current filter's location, whether it's in an air handler for an HVAC system, under the sink for a water filtration system, or another location.
  2. Remove the filter: Carefully take out the filter. It's a good idea to wear gloves if you're dealing with an air filter, as it may have accumulated dust and debris.
  3. Measure the filter dimensions: Use a tape measure or ruler to measure the filter's length, width, and depth (thickness). Measure in inches to the nearest exact size. For air filters, it's common to round up to the nearest whole inch if your measurement falls between sizes.
  4. Note the nominal size and actual size: Filters are often labeled with a "nominal size," which is the rounded-up size used for easy identification, and an "actual size," which is the exact measurement of the filter. Always compare the actual size when purchasing a new filter to ensure it will fit.
  5. Consult product listings or manufacturer specifications: When shopping for a new filter, look for the nominal size first but verify that the actual dimensions match your measurements. If you're unsure, consult with the filter manufacturer or retailer for guidance.
  6. When in doubt, ask for help: If you're unable to find a filter that matches your measurements or if you're unsure about the correct size, contact customer service for assistance. Provide them with your measurements, and they can help you find a compatible filter.

Remember: It's crucial to replace your filter with one that fits correctly to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of your filtration system. An improperly sized filter can lead to reduced air or water quality, increased energy consumption, and potential damage to the system.

When it comes to furnace, AC, and HVAC filters, understanding the distinction between nominal and actual sizes is crucial for selecting the correct filter for your system. Here's a straightforward explanation:

  • Nominal Size: This is the rounded, easy-to-remember size that manufacturers and retailers use to label filters. It simplifies the search and comparison process. For example, a filter labeled as "20x25x1" uses nominal measurements, rounding up to the nearest whole number to make identification and selection straightforward for consumers.
  • Actual Size: Contrary to the nominal size, the actual size represents the filter's precise measurements. Using the same example, a "20x25x1" nominal filter might have actual dimensions of approximately "19 ½ inches by 24 ½ inches by ¾ inch." These dimensions are the true, exact size of the filter when measured with a tape measure, and they are typically slightly smaller than the nominal dimensions to ensure the filter fits snugly into the HVAC unit without forcing it.

In summary, when purchasing filters, it’s important to be aware of both the nominal and actual sizes. The nominal size helps you quickly identify the filter you need, while the actual size is critical for ensuring the filter fits perfectly in your system. Always double-check the specifications of your HVAC system and the filter you are considering to ensure compatibility.

The replacement schedule for home air filters can vary based on several factors, including the presence of pets, allergy concerns, and the overall air quality in your area. Here's a tailored guide:

  • Standard homes without pets: It's recommended to replace your air filter every 30-90 days. If your home is less occupied or located in a less dusty area, leaning towards the 90-day end of the spectrum is acceptable.
  • Homes with pets: Pet owners should consider replacing their air filters every 60 days due to hair and dander that can quickly clog filters. Homes with multiple pets or high-shedding breeds might benefit from monthly replacements.
  • Allergy sufferers: For households with individuals sensitive to dust, pollen, or other allergens, replacing the filter every 30-45 days can help mitigate allergy symptoms and maintain cleaner indoor air.
  • Seasonal considerations: During high-usage seasons, like the depths of winter or the height of summer, your HVAC system works overtime. Increasing the frequency of filter replacements during these periods can help maintain efficiency and performance.

Importance of Timely Replacements:

  • Maintaining air quality, system efficiency, preventing HVAC issues, and realizing potential cost savings are crucial. Regular filter changes ensure a healthier living environment and smooth system operation, reducing the likelihood of expensive repairs.

Commercial environments often have different air quality challenges and HVAC requirements, making it essential to follow a tailored filter replacement schedule:

  • General office buildings: Replace filters every 30-90 days, depending on occupancy and indoor air quality demands. Buildings with light traffic might be fine on a quarterly basis, whereas busier offices might need monthly changes.
  • Facilities with pets or manufacturing processes: Environments exposed to higher levels of contaminants, such as veterinary clinics, manufacturing facilities, or commercial kitchens, should opt for monthly replacements to handle the increased demand on air filtration systems.
  • High-traffic commercial spaces: Retail spaces, schools, and healthcare facilities benefit from changing filters every 30-60 days to address the high volume of pollutants and maintain a healthy indoor environment for occupants.

Importance of Timely Replacements:

  • In commercial settings, consistent filter maintenance is crucial for protecting equipment, maintaining indoor air quality for employees and customers, and managing energy costs effectively. Regular replacements prevent airflow issues, enhance system longevity, and contribute to a safer, more comfortable environment.

Filter grades indicate the size of particles a filter can capture, with higher grades being more efficient at trapping smaller particles. Efficiency ratings, such as MERV for air filters, show how effectively a filter removes contaminants. Our site provides detailed explanations of these ratings to help you choose the best filter for your needs.

Yes, our MERV rated filters are tested and certified by recognized regulatory bodies, including the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) for air filters, ensuring they meet stringent performance and safety standards.

Compatibility Q&A

Check the compatibility details listed on our product pages, including size and model requirements. For further assistance, our customer service team can help identify a compatible filter based on your system's specifics. Most often size is the most important factor.

If you're unable to find a direct match, contact us for personalized support. We can often provide custom filter solutions or recommend adaptable options that fit your needs.

Ordering and Shipping Q&A

We offer several shipping options, including standard, expedited, and overnight shipping. Delivery times vary based on the selected shipping method and your location. Standard shipping typically takes 2-10 business days, while expedited options can reduce this time.

Yes, we offer a convenient subscription service with select filter models that automatically sends you a new filter based on the recommended replacement cycle for your product. This ensures you never forget to replace your filter, maintaining optimal air quality and system protection in your home or business.

Orders can be changed or canceled within a limited timeframe after placement. Please contact our customer service immediately if you need to make changes or cancel your order. Specific policies may vary, so check our website for detailed information.

After-Sale Support Q&A

We offer a straightforward return policy allowing you to return products within a specified period if you're not satisfied. To initiate a return, contact our customer service team with your order details, and they will guide you through the process.

Our customer support team is available to assist with installation and troubleshooting. Contact us via phone, email, or live chat for personalized assistance.

At RememberTheFilter.com, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with every purchase, aiming for a seamless experience so you won't ever feel the need to return an item. However, we understand that sometimes things don't go as planned, and a filter might not fit as expected. In these cases, we stand by ready to assist. We offer a straightforward return process to address any fit issues promptly and efficiently. For detailed information about how to initiate a return, please refer to our "Returns" page. Rest assured, we're here to make things right and keep you satisfied with your purchase.

Yes, our filters come with a warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty period varies by product, so please refer to the specific product details for more information.

Miscellaneous Q&A

Our Filter Fit Guarantee is a promise to our customers that the filters you purchase from us will fit your system perfectly. We understand that buying the right filter is crucial for maintaining the efficiency of your HVAC system, and we want to make the process as risk-free as possible. Here's how our guarantee works in simpler terms:

  • Guaranteed Fit: When you buy a filter from us, we guarantee that it will fit your specified system as intended. We rely on the dimensions and specifications you provide to ensure the correct fit.
  • What if it doesn't fit? If you receive a filter from us that doesn't fit your system, we'll make it right. This could mean sending you a new filter at no additional cost (just small fee to help with shipping) or offering a refund for your purchase.
  • How to claim: If your filter doesn't fit, contact our customer service team with your order details and a description of the issue. We might ask for additional information, such as measurements or photos, to understand what went wrong.
  • Additional Support: Our team is here to support you through the process, offering guidance on how to measure your filter space correctly or select the appropriate filter for your needs.
  • Peace of Mind: With our Filter Fit Guarantee, you can shop with confidence, knowing that you won't be left with a filter that doesn't fit. We aim to make your filter replacement process as easy and worry-free as possible.

Why it matters: Choosing the right filter is crucial not only for air quality but also for the efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system. Our Filter Fit Guarantee is designed to remove the guesswork and ensure that you receive a product that meets your needs without the risk of incompatibility.

Once your order is placed, you'll receive a confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this number on our website to check the status of your shipment at any time.

Opting for RememberTheFilter.com for your air filtration needs is a decision to prioritize quality, expertise, and customer satisfaction above all. Here’s why we stand out from the crowd:

  • Premium Quality Assurance: At RememberTheFilter.com, we exclusively offer premium air filters, setting us apart from suppliers that might stock budget brands or lesser-quality products. Our commitment to quality means you receive filters that not only perform better but also last longer, ensuring your HVAC system operates at peak efficiency. We source our products from reputable manufacturers, avoiding cheap, inferior imports that can compromise your air quality and system's performance.
  • Comprehensive Product Range: Our selection is tailored to meet a wide array of needs, covering various sizes, types, and MERV ratings. Whether you’re looking for something specific for residential use or need specialized filters for commercial applications, we have you covered. This extensive range ensures that you can find the perfect fit for your system without compromising on quality.
  • Competitive Pricing: Despite our focus on premium products, we understand the importance of affordability. We strive to offer competitive pricing on all our filters, providing the best value for products that outperform and outlast cheaper alternatives. Our pricing strategy is designed to ensure that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for cost.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: Our team is dedicated to providing an outstanding service experience from start to finish. This includes knowledgeable support to help you choose the right filter, easy ordering, and a seamless delivery process. Plus, with initiatives like our Filter Fit Guarantee, we go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.
  • Hassle-Free Shopping Experience: We’ve streamlined our shopping process to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. From intuitive search and filter tools on our website to clear product information and guides, finding and purchasing the right filter is a breeze. And if you need assistance, our customer service team is just a call or click away.
  • Support Before, During, and After Purchase: Our relationship with our customers doesn’t end at the checkout. We offer support throughout the lifespan of your filter, including reminders when it’s time for a replacement and advice on maintaining optimal air quality in your home or business.

In summary, RememberTheFilter.com isn’t just another supplier; we’re a dedicated partner in maintaining your indoor air quality. With our focus on premium products, comprehensive selection, value pricing, and unparalleled customer support, we ensure that choosing us is not just a purchase but a wise investment in your health, comfort, and well-being.

Yes, we offer discounts for bulk purchases and special pricing for military personnel, educators, and other qualifying groups. Contact our customer service team or check our website for more details on eligibility and how to apply.

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