This filter combines the low resistance, high dust holding capacity of a pleated filter with the odor removing abilities of activated carbon. The base filtration medium is polyester synthetic fiber. It has a generous 100% add-on of activated carbon by weight. (Weight of activated carbon equals the weight of the media to which it is adhered.) As odor producing gases come in contact with the activated carbon in the filter, they are adsorbed...trapped and held in millions of microscopic carbon pores.
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: 81255-021620
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Compatible with Furnace, AC and HVAC Systems
The terms furnace filter and air conditioner (AC) filter. Are there really two different filters for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your home, or are they referring to the same filter? The answer—they are the same! Often times it depends on what part of the county you are in for the term you hear more often.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is a filter industry standard system that rates the overall effectiveness of air filters. Higher value MERV rating equates to finer filtration, meaning fewer dust particles and other airborne contaminants can pass through the filter. Other common ratings found within certain brands and stores includes FPR, MPR. They all follow the same basic principal, the higher the number the greater overall effectiveness of the air filter.
Choosing the correctly sized air filter is important in order to keep air clean in your home. An improperly sized filter may have limited performance. Determining the proper air filter size can be confusing, since filter packages generally display two sets of dimensions. It is important to understand that these dimension sets are the nominal and actual dimensions of the filter, and differences between the two.
The best place to start is our filter search page that can be found at the following link or at the top of every page.
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Tips: When using our search option to locate your filter size especially for Exact Filters® enter the exact size needed in the format shown here.
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Most often there will be an arrow on the side of the filter which will indicate which way to insert the filter. The arrow will show which direction the air is to travel through the filter. If there is no arrow the filter can be installed in both directions.
Remember your filter is designed to protect your system first and foremost. Air should be traveling through the filter before your blower and system.
Furnace, AC and HVAC filters are most often measured in inches. A nominal measurement would be a rounded number like 20x25x1, rounded up to the nearest inch. These filters if measured with a tape measure would likely be closer to 19 ½" x 24 ½" x ¾" which would be the actual true exact size.
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